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Lynn House

Chief Mixologist at Blackbird

Lynn is a proud member of the United States Bartender's Guild. Prior to taking over the cocktail program at Blackbird Lynn was the Beverage Director and Chief Mixologist for Graham Elliot, as well as, one of the original Master Bartenders at the acclaimed The Drawing Room. Lynn is a graduate of the Academy of Spirits and Fine Service, The Academy of Culinary Mixology, Bar Smarts Advanced, The British American Drama Academy and Miami University.  Competition wins include 2011 Top Ten Finalist for Tales of the Cocktail, 2011 National Finalist for Don Q Ultimate Mix Off, 2011 national finalist for Bacardi Legacy, 2010 grand prize winner for Absolut Rebel, 2010 national finalist for Shake It UP, 2010 National finalist 42 Below World Cup Cocktail competition, 2010 national finalist Benedictine/Esquire Magazine Alchemist of our Age, and 2009 national finalist for Bombay Sapphire/GQ Magazine Most Inspired Bartender. Television appearances include WCIU, 24/7, The Craftsman, and ABC.  Lynn was recognized by Cheeky Magazine as one of the top 10 women in Chicago for 2011. Lynn's work has been featured in Esquire, Gentleman's Quarterly, Ebony, Saveur, Cheers, The Tasting Panel, Imbibe, Time Out Chicago, Forbes Traveler, The Chicago Sun Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Bartender's Gin Compendium and she will be featured in the anticipated Imbibe Cocktail book as well as Gaz Regan's top 101 Cocktails for 2010. Most recently Lynn was recognized by Gaz Regan as one of the top 20 Bartenders in the USA. Lynn also writes a monthly beverage blog for Plate Magazine and later this year she will be the featured mixologist at Plate Magazine’s PlateCooks national conference as well as the featured mixologist for the Kohler Food and Wine Experience.
 
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