As Founder and Mixologist for Hum Spirits Company and Consulting Sommelier/Mixologist for SALT Bar/iPic Theatres, Adam Seger takes a chef’s approach at the bar to the point of being dubbed ‘The Charlie Trotter of Cocktails’ by New City, a ‘Spirits Guru’ by Food & Wine and Fast Company Magazines and ‘Chicago’s Godfather of Craft Cocktails’ by TimeOut.
Seger is a Certified Culinary Professional, a Wine & Spirits Judge for The Beverage Testing Institute and a Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Sommelier as well as an alumnus of world-renowned restaurants TRU, The Seelbach Hotel’s Oakroom, Strasbourg’s Michelin Star Chez Julien and The French Laundry. Adam’s mixing style has put him on an international stage, presenting cocktails to The Russian Cocktail Club in Moscow, giving the first ever Mixology Master Class to The International Association of Culinary Professionals and taking frequent trips to London to brush up on the world’s most trend-creating cocktail culture.
He created the cocktails for Colin Cowie’s Oprah 25 party, attended by the biggest gathering of A-list celebrities Chicago has ever seen, all enjoying Hum and ‘The Color Purple’ inspired cocktails. From appearances on the TV Food Network to presenting at the beverage industry’s top conferences, he is widely considered an authority on what is on point and what is soon to be hot.
With Chicago as his home base, Seger is expanding his line of cocktail bitters and working on his first book in progress ‘Drink Like You Eat: 40 Cocktails from the Garden to the Glass’.