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In Good Spirits with Vodka Cocktails

Vodka varietals inspire cocktails across Chicagoland

It may be clear in color and often labeled as “plain” and “flavorless,” though vodka is anything but—particularly when it’s made in small batches at a local distiller. And while this versatile spirit seems to be the perfect canvas for any cocktail, it’s only lately returned to the spotlight. According to Beverage Dynamics, a publication that tracks trends in spirits ... Read More »

Make Summer a Celebration with Rémy Martin

This historic cognac has an authentic, delicious flavor profile

Since 1724, the House of Rémy Martin has been producing premium spirits that consistently appeal to the world’s most discerning drinkers, focusing especially on Cognac. This long-held, and much awarded, tradition of excellence if overseen by the Deputy Cellar Master, of which there have only been five in the brand’s history. In 2012, Baptiste Loiseau became the fifth Deputy Cellar Master in over 290 years, but ... Read More »

Cheers to Negroni Week in Chicago

Drink up for a good cause

Starting June 5 through June 11, raise a glass to the timeless drink that is the Negroni with the fourth annual Negroni Week presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari. This week long celebration is about more than just imbibing, as last year’s Negroni Week raised more than $400,000 for charities around the globe, thanks to the help of more than 6,000 bars ... Read More »

Cocktails in the sky with Apogee

dana hotel and spa partners with The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group for an updated rooftop

Summer weather is here, at last, so Chicagoans are heading to the rooftops! Patio season means lingering in the sun with friends, cocktail in hand. Certain cocktails you won’t want to miss this season are the creative and colorful offerings from Apogee at the dana hotel and spa {660 North State Street, Chicago; 312.202.6000}. The newly updated rooftop cocktail lounge comes from ... Read More »

These Chicago Mocktails are No Joke

All of the flavor, none of the punch

Whatever your reason for wanting to reduce your alcohol intake (or avoid it altogether), you can steer clear of cloyingly sweet Shirley Temples and the like, and instead order from a menu inspired by lust-worthy cocktails—without the booze. Indeed, Chicago’s non-alcoholic drinks go beyond ordering soda—each flavor profile is carefully considered to create a completely quaffable beverage, sans liquor. In ... Read More »

The Best of the Beers

Whether from a bottle, can or tap, these are brews you will want to tip back

Beer is a drink for the ages. It doesn’t know season, trend or fad—it is always in style. People as far back as the ancient Greeks enjoyed a good brew. After all, it was the famous philosopher Plato who once said, “He was a wise man who invented beer.” With that in mind, we are more than happy to celebrate National ... Read More »

Springtime Fun at Fremont Chicago

Thanks to monthly changing themes, the River North hot spot is always new again

There’s nothing quite like having your signature spot in the city. That one bar or restaurant you can always count on for a good time. But what if your favorite spot could bring both your top dishes and consistent service, along with a new experience every time you came in? Fremont Chicago {15 West Illinois Street, Chicago; 312.874.7270} is doing just ... Read More »

Chicago’s Must-Try Margaritas

Get ready for Cinco de Mayo and summertime early with these tequila favorites

Whether you like them on the rocks or blended, with salt or without, spicy or sweet, there is no denying the appeal of the margarita. It’s a tried and true classic drink that has fans across the world, but especially in our Windy City. Luckily for cocktail lovers everywhere, today, February 22nd, is National Margarita Day, so there’s no reason ... Read More »

Pisco Sour Month is Sweet at Tanta

Grab a glass of the classic cocktail at the restaurant that knows it best

February is known for Valentine’s Day and being the shortest month of the year, but it also celebrates a very special cocktail: the Pisco Sour. Peru’s signature cocktail comes in a variety of tasty forms, all of which pair well with the spicy Latin fare served at Tanta {118 W Grand Ave, Chicago; 312.222.9700}. The restaurant will be holding a special celebration that lasts ... Read More »

Sit Back and Sit with Tortoise Supper Club

This Chicago classic is the perfect place to spend your weekends and happy hours

There really isn’t a bad season to throw back a few drinks, but during these cold winter months, it’s almost necessary. Gather around the table with friends, family or coworkers for a few cocktails, and before you know it, it’ll be springtime! Luckily, no restaurant is looking out for a freezing Windy City on the cocktail front quite like Tortoise ... Read More »