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Holiday Cocktails from Chicago

October 23, 2020  • 
Holiday Cocktails from Chicago

Whether you’re toasting with ghouls and goblins this Halloween or gathering with loved ones over the holidays, some of our favorite Chicago-area partners are sharing recipes for their best holiday cocktails to make sure your concoctions are delicious! 

Chicago Magic Lounge

Beguiled and Bewildered

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(If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, replace gin with tonic water)

The Cursed Apple

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(If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, omit spirit and increase amount of cider)

*Rosemary Maple Syrup recipe

Chicago’s First Lady Cruises

Orange Thyme Old Fashioned

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*Orange Thyme Simple Syrup:

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Simmer until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool; strain. *Serves 1.

“Hallowine” Sangria

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*Makes 12 cups (enough for a pitcher).

Caramel Apple Sangria

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BLVD Steakhouse

Churchill’s Breakfast

The smoke in this cocktail tells a story– a glass full of smoke is presented on a tray, as Churchill received his breakfast. When the glass is flipped, it releases a puff of smoke representative of Churchill’s cigar and smoky flavors of bacon and maple syrup thanks to a blend of Palo Santo, cinnamon, and pistachio shells. Top the glass with a smoked amarena cherry to keep the smokey sensation going. 

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FireLake

Lost Somewhere at Sea

Made famous for its smoky chest bearer, the Lost Somewhere at Sea is a rum lover’s cocktail incorporating three types: aged, spiced and fruity. Sweet vermouth and coffee bean-infused orange liqueur add a special FireLake twist.

Recipe:

Stirred and hot box smoked in treasure chest

Smoke and Cure

The Smoke and Cure cocktail incorporates the flavors of the grill house with local rye from Few spirits based in Evanston, peaty scotch, French Amer with lots of spices, cinnamon syrup and lemon. To tie it all together, its wooden base is charred and glass is smoked to allow the smoky flavors to permeate prior to pouring.

Recipe:

Shaken then served in smoked glass

Note: For the smoky cocktails, you’ll want to follow these instructions:

Creating Smoke:

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