We're Cocktails con Comadres, a podcast hosted by three badass Chicago ladies. When life doesn't get in the way, we get together to drink, gossip, and discuss serious shit. We created this platform to elevate women's voices, share honest stories, and be unapologetically ourselves.
Get to know a little about us below and a lot more by tuning in to the pod.
Marketing strategist by day and side hustling as a yoga instructor and founder of Vida Mia Cocktails, LLC. Born and raised in the city, Argelia is a Chicago history geek. Her cocktail of choice is a classic Bee's Knees, a gin-based drink with two more simple ingredients - lemon and honey. When life gave her lemons, Argelia created Vida Mia Cocktails, a craft cocktail company specialized in curating mixology classes and elixir experiences with food pairings. She currently works with local chefs and female-owned businesses to deliver enriching, fun, and memorable culinary experiences while exposing and celebrating the Mexican-American culture.
Television feature, Emmy Nominated producer, Melissa Perez knows how to take a segment from cold to hot, no matter which way the wind blows. When she’s not working at the TV station, she’s dropping knowledge on FresaMedia.com. Born and raised on the South Side (technically East Side) of Chicago, where the streets are named after the alphabet, shout out to “Ave. J”, Mel is a wife, a mom, a die hard White Sox fan, and deep dish pizza lover. If you need a restaurant suggestion, ask her. She swears she can help.
Dranks of Choice: Margaritas, Whiskey Sour, and Micheladas
A creative producer specializing in still and motion digital media, Denisse loves telling stories through pictures and video. This wife and mother was born in Monterrey, Mexico, raised in Kansas City (Missouri, not Kansas), and has spent the last 20 years calling Chicago home. Not one to sit still for very long, Denisse has played and coached roller derby for the Windy City Rollers, is a former marathon runner, and has even trained for a bodybuilding competition. She's a contributing author in Vol. 5 of the Today's Inspired Latina book series and hopes her story inspires other Latinas to openly discuss mental health in our community. Through the good and bad, this comadre loves a good Gin & Tonic.