Thirsty? Chicago’s Tastiest Cocktail Roundup

Just in time for the weekend. Hope this gives you some ideas if you are looking for some new cocktails.  I tend toward the sweet but at every one of these restaurants/bar they offer a savory selection as well.

As we all know, Chicago has its fair share of bars so I am sure I am missing tons of places, it’s just that I haven’t been there yet. So give me a good excuse to venture out and let me know your favorite cocktail(s) in Chicago. On my wish list is The Aviary.

Cocktails that I do not have photos for but on the list:

Big Star: San Antonio Sling – Herradura Plata, St Germain, grapefruit

Twisted Spoke: Bloody Mary – Road Rash Mary & Beer Back. Top secret special spices, meat garnish, and a beer back, it’s practically a meal

The Violet Hour: Pretty much anything on the menu.

Sunda: Peared Sake: Grey Goose La Poire, Zipang sparkling sake, pineapple juice, ginger syrup, cinnamon rim

The Bristol: Poire & Elderflower: Grey Goose Le Poire, St. Germain, white grape juice, lemon sour.

The Bristol Poire & Elderflower

Mercadito: Little Market – Olmeca resposado, fresh pineapple, chile guajillo, cilantro, pico piquín

Arami: Nigata River – Funaguchi Kikusui Sake, cucumber

Arami Nigata River

Roka Akor: Blood Orange Margarita – Espolón Reposado Tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice, Stirrings blood orange bitter syrup and Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur. Shaken and served up or on the rocks, with our chili salt rim. Finished with orange essence.

Roka Akor Blood Orange Margarita

Pump Room: Vodka Thyme Lemonade –  Absolute Citron, homemade lemon thyme syrup

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar – The Sparrow Bee: El Dorado 5 Year Rum, lemon, honey syrup, mint, Bittercube Jamaican #2 Bitters

Union Sushi & BBQ The Sparrow Bee

Trump Rebar – Red Dragon (on the left): Spicy blend of Belvedere jalapeño infused vodka & fresh raspberry puree, accented with fresh lime.

Trump Rebar Red Dragon

Zocalo: Novo Fogo Guava Margarita – Novo Fogo Cachaca, fresh lime juice and guava nectar

Wakamono: The Geisha: Passionfruit vodka, tropical nectars, fresh lime.

Wakamono - The Geisha

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