• Signature Drink: Bird's Eye

     
    POSTED December 4, 2017
     

Ace Hotel Chicago has really been stirring things up in the West Loop since opening in August, including its cocktail program. The Bird’s Eye is a prime example presenting a bourbon lemonade mixed with raspberry and bitters. It was created by Caitlin Laman, food and beverage director of Waydown, Ace Hotel’s rooftop venue. Waydown was named after the song by Chicago’s John Prine and takes inspiration from Midwestern watering holes. At Waydown, guests can enjoy impeccable skyline views, cozy seating areas, table games and nightly entertainment.

Ingredients:
» 1.5 oz. Four Roses Bourbon
» .5 oz. Alessio Torino Sweet Vermouth
» .75 oz. raspberry syrup
» .75 oz. grapefruit juice
» .5 oz. lemon juice
» 2 dashes Angostura Bitters 

Directions:
» Shake all ingredients together.
» Double strain into a Double Old-Fashioned Glass.
» Add ice and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Courtesy of Waydown at the Ace Hotel Chicago

The large clusters of the white, creamy flower of the elderberry is a frequent sight in the wilds of Texas May through July, so what better way to kick off the spring season than with a glass of The Butler House’s Elderflower Lemon Drop? Mix one up yourself and enjoy!

—1 oz. 1876 Vodka
— 1 oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
—1 oz. lemon juice
—1/2 oz. Turbo simple syrup

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake then strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass and garnish with lemon zest. Cheers!

 

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