The Milk Maid Cocktail from The Whistler in Chicago

   Instead of your usual tequila drink, I’m looking at you margarita, try this unique cocktail from The Whistler. Cucumber and coconut combine into something magical in this creamy, bright, and refreshing drink.  The Milk Maid 2 oz Blanco Tequila 3/4 oz Coco Lopez 3/4 oz Lime Juice 1/4 Simple Syrup 2 Slices of Fresh… Continue reading The Milk Maid Cocktail from The Whistler in Chicago

Afrohead Rum Review 

   Countless new spirits and liqueurs are released every year with varying degrees of success. One tactic that is often used to set a spirit apart is by using a distinct label. I am always on the look out for unique and new spirits. When visiting a new location I always scan the backbar, searching… Continue reading Afrohead Rum Review 

Bartender Interview: Sara Justice of The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company 

   The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co. is named for the company that served as the front for what was once the largest illicit booze ring in the country. The Franklin plays homage to this bygone era in its style and architecture but the drinks are squarely in the 21st century. They may be inspired… Continue reading Bartender Interview: Sara Justice of The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Company 

Bartender Interview: Brian Sassen of Repour Bar, Miami 

   Repour Bar is a laid backpack retreat in the middle of South Beach. Housed inside the Albion Hotel it features comfy couches and inventive cocktails. It’s the place to be to escape to escape from the glitz of Miami sit back grab a drink and listen to the soundtrack of life whether that’s the… Continue reading Bartender Interview: Brian Sassen of Repour Bar, Miami 

Piña Colada Jello Shots 

Jell-O shots are often thought of as something you don’t drink after your hard partying college days. But now it’s time for your Jell-O shots to match your bill paying adult self and what better way then with everyone’s favorite piña colada.  Piña Colada Jello Shots 2 Packets of Unflavored Gelatin 8 oz Pineapple Juice… Continue reading Piña Colada Jello Shots 

Gamle Ode Aquavits Review

   Aquavit is a largely unknown spirit in the United States. Aquavit has been produced in Scandanvia for centuries. It is a neutral spirit usually distilled from grain and flavored with botanicals, the primary one being caraway. The majority of Aquavit sold in the U.S. remains unaged though there are some brands that can age… Continue reading Gamle Ode Aquavits Review

Drink Your Veggies: Vitameatavegamin Cocktail

Vitameatavegamin was a fictions health tonic that Lucy drank on the iconic “Lucy Does a TV Commercial“. This is arguably one of the most famous episodes of this classic TV show. It was an alcoholic elixir containing vitamins, meat, vegetables, and minerals. So in honor of that, pour yourself a tall glass of Vitameatavegamin and… Continue reading Drink Your Veggies: Vitameatavegamin Cocktail