The cold weather is definitely making a statement here in Chicago, and it’s about time we start accepting it. There are a few perks to this time of year, including warm fire places (which we have), cozy couches (we’ve got those too), a hot date to cuddle with (we’ll let you provide that one) and, most importantly, cold weather beverages (we make the best). Below are a few that we‘ll be serving this season. So shake off the cold and come warm your hands by the fire and your spirits with a cocktail.
Hot Mulled Cider
2 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Top with mulled cider, Garnish with a cinnamon stick
Fear & Desire
1.5 oz Roasted Corn Infused Mezcal, .5 oz Luxardo Amaro, .25 oz Averna, .5 oz vanilla syrup, Pinch of salt, Whole egg Directions: Shake the mixture and double strain. Garnish with grated cinnamon.
Life in the Balance
1.5 oz Tromba Tequila, .5 oz Green Chartreuse, top with hot chocolate, Garnish with whipped cream and a dash of Cayenne pepper
1 oz El Dorado 12 Yr, 1 oz Yahara Bay Kirschwasser, .5 oz lemon, .5 oz vanilla, Top with Duchasse
1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 jigger Irish whiskey, Heavy cream (slightly whipped)