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  1. Confessions of a Mixologist: Pretty in the Midwest

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Pretty in the Midwest

    Celebrate #NationalMartiniDay with one of our favorite cocktails created by the mixology team from The Winebow Group!

     
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  2. Our Favorite Gins for Spring

    OK, maybe we haven’t had ideal Spring weather yet, but that just makes us look for our favorite Spring drinks all the more. Gin is near the top of that list. If you’ve been in the stores recently, you likely have noticed a flood of new gins. Here is a highlight of a few of the most interesting new entries to this booming category:  

    Spring Gin

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  3. Confessions of a Mixologist: CHee-Key

    Confessions of a Mixologist: CHee-Key

    This cheeky cocktail is sour and bitter with a sweet finish. It reminds us of a melted Popsicle on a hot summer day. Bartender Angie selected the gin for its key lime and juniper flavors. It's distilled locally in the heart of Chicago at CH Distillery on Randolph Street, just less than two miles from both our Downtown and South Loop locations.

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  4. Confessions of a Mixologist: Vesper

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Vesper

    The Vesper is a cocktail famously knows as James Bond's signature cocktail. It is gin forward with citrus and sweet flavors. This cocktail isn't for the weak. It's strong, mighty and may cause chest hair growth.

     
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  5. Confessions of a Mixologist: Amber is the Color of Your Energy

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Amber is the Color of Your Energy

    Consider this sweet and irresistible cocktail your new brunch go-to. It pairs well with a big pile of french toast or a plate of egg bennies. It's refreshing and is 10x better when enjoyed outside. On a patio. Under the sun. Listening to 311. (Talk about a throwback) Can you tell we're ready for warmer weather?

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  6. Confessions of a Mixologist: Sheridan Road

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Sheridan Road

    Bartender Angie built this cocktail around memories she had with her Grandmother. They would often take a drive in the fall down Sheridan Road from the city up to Highland Park and watch all of the leaves change color. Additionally, the rum of choice is Angie's favorite, and she was quite pleased to find that the port mixed perfectly with the gin and bitters.

     
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  7. Confessions of a Mixologist: Veel Geluk

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Veel Geluk

    Veel Geluk, which means 'good luck' in Dutch, is a mix of genever from Holland and raspberry liqueur. If you've ever had genever you are aware it can be tough to swallow on its own. When mixed with the raspberry liquor the sweetness balances out the bitterness of the gin. Bartender Angie created this cocktail and enjoys mixing it up for her husband. Give it a try at the Lincoln Park Tasting Room, or mix one up at home.

     
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  8. Confessions of a Mixologist: Basil Gin Gimlet

    Confessions of a Mixologist: Basil Gin Gimlet

    You've never had a gimlet? What are you waiting for? It's a classic combination of gin, lime and soda. Easy peasy. This refreshingly crisp cocktail delights with Sunday brunch, dinner salad or hummus and cheese. Our addition of basil gives the classic a savory twist. You'll feel good drinking it, considering the herb's great heath benefits. Make sure to muddle the basil into granulated sugar - the sugar's sharp crystals tear open the basil to release its flavor.

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  9. Confessions of a Mixologist: The Last Word

    Confessions of a Mixologist: The Last Word

    Gin. What's not to love? Just as fun to experiment and discover in cocktails as it is to drink. Bartender Angie at our Lincoln Park Tasting Room had fun putting this one together. The Last Word is a mix of sweet and sour flavors that are amped up by the herbal qualities of the gin.

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  10. Confessions of a Mixologist: French 75

    Confessions of a Mixologist: French 75

    This gin-soaked sparkling cocktail takes its name from an historic 75mm field cannon. You might guess why: this drink packs a big kick. Like, really big. You can hold back on the gin, but we recommend going for the full pour. Substitute the French 75 for your next bubbly toast. Your pals will be surprised and delighted.

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