Rumor has it that the cocktail is feted on May 13 because on the date in 1806 the word “cocktail” was published for the first time ever. That’s cause for celebration! Do it in style at these local bars and restaurants.
AMK Kitchen Bar Features Its IPA Mule
AMK Kitchen Bar, classic American eatery serving innovative gastropub fare, is the perfect neighborhood place to relax and enjoy a cocktail (or two). Check out their IPA Mule (Hop Head Vodka, ginger liqueur, lime juice, pure cane syrup, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, min garnish). Hop Head Vodka provides a hoppy mouth feel and a fuller bodied drink that brings all of the ingredients into balance. Cheers!
AMK Kitchen Bar
1954 W. Armitage Ave. | 773.276.4400 | http://amkchicago.com
Find Your Pre-Summer Night’s Dream At Chop Steakhouse
Chop, the chic everyman’s steakhouse in South Loop, is celebrating with its take on the Eagles Dream, a refreshingly delicious summer drink made with gin, Crème de Violette, powdered sugar, lemon juice and egg white. It’ll make you feel fine for $7 all day.
Next to the ShowPlace ICON Theatre at Roosevelt Collection, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd. | #chopchicago | 312.461.9333 | http://chopchicago.com
An Interesting Proposal from The Lodge Tavern – A $6,000 Diamond Cocktail
The Gold Coast’s iconic Lodge Tavern is celebrating its 60th Anniversary (the diamond anniversary) with a special On The Rock drink for a cool $6,000. The Woodford Reserve Distillery’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey poured over an ice “rock” and served with a diamond stand-in on the side (along with a certificate for the actual gem from the Chicago Diamond Center). Proceeds benefit Misericordia Heart of Mercy. In addition, $1 from every cocktail made with Woodford Reserve (sans diamond) will also be donated to Misericordia. The promotion runs throughout the Lodge Tavern’s anniversary year, which ends on February 26, 2018.
21 W. Division St. | 312.642.4406 | http://lodgetavern.com
Get Your Cocktail On At STK Chicago
From their whimsical Summertime Fling (Brugal rum, rose wine, St. Germain, cranberry, topped with bubbles) to their not-so-classic Not Your Daddy’s Manhattan (Bulleit Bourbon, zinfandel port, Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, bitters) and signature Cucumber Stiletto (Ketel One Citroen, St. Germain, muddled cucumber, mint), STK mixes creative cocktails worthy of celebration. On May 13 the Cucumber Stiletto is priced at just $5. Cocktails and cuisine at Chicago’s vibe steakhouse – it doesn’t get much better.
9 W. Kinzie St. | 312.340.5636 | http://stkhouse.com