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Angie Jackson
The Traveling Elixir Fixer

Since 2006, Angie has been presenting energetic, vibrant, and upbeat programs, seminars, workshops, and classes surrounding Michigan's growing culture of farm-to-table culinary experiences, local agriculture, grain distillation, wildcrafted elixirs, as well as herbalism, and foraging.


Angie is a passionate professional speaker with 25+ years of experience in the food and beverage industry. She is a freelance culinary mixologist, brand consultant, and educator. She has designed and executed award-winning beverage programs throughout the Midwest's top bars and restaurants, numerous craft distilleries, national distributors, as well as global brands and celebrities.


Angie has written and contributed to articles featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, M-Live, Edible Michiana, Encore Magazine, SW Women's Lifestyle Magazine, Shoreline Magazine, Bride and Groom Magazine, Nation’s Restaurant News, Michigan Meeting and Events Magazine, The Daily Beast, and has a new book called Drink the Wild.  She is a graduate of the Academy of Spirits and Fine Service, BarSmarts Advanced Bar Education Program, and the Advanced Culinary Mixology Academy.


Angie was an adjunct professor who instructed mixology at Chicago’s Kendall College before returning to Michigan where she works and writes.


A few recent events and workshops include: 


  • Michigan Library Association’s Awards Ceremony  2020 - 2023

  • Great Lakes Forager's Gathering - 2023

  • Great Lakes Herb Faire - 2023

  • Earthwork Harvest Gathering - 2023

  • Michigan GROWN Michigan GREAT - Down on the Farm Spirited Dinners - 2022 - 2023

  • Michigan Cottage & Lakefront Living Expos - 2023

    • Grand Rapids​

    • Novi

  • Tales of the Cocktail Virtual Roundtable Discussions - 2021

  • The Grand Rapids International Beer, Wine, and Food Festival - 2018  - 2022

Over the years, she’s been involved with numerous organizations such as the Michigan Craft Distillers Association, United States Bartenders Guild (Illinois and SW Michigan Chapters), and Share Our Strength: Taste of the Nation, to name a few.

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