Instead of serving Manhattan after Manhattan, Staytion Market & Bar decided to go a little more local with a menu of Chicago-centric cocktails after recently opening in the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. O’Leary’s Cow, of course, recalls the poor scapegoat of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and is one of the new signature drinks that go well with a selection of small plates. Try it during happy hour Monday through Friday or during a night of live entertainment offered Thursday through Saturday nights—or offer it at your next event.

INGREDIENTS:
—1 oz. scotch
—1 oz. bourbon
—.75 oz. Amaro
—.25 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
—2-4 dashes of Jerry Thomas Old Decanter Bitters

DIRECTIONS:
1. Combine all the ingredients in a glass with a large ice cube.
2. Stiff to taste, or until liquid and ice level out.
3. Strain over a chilled 6 oz. cocktail cup.
4. Garnish with either a flamed orange or an orange swath and Luxardo cherries.

Courtesy of Two James Spirits

A unique mix of bitters creates a treat for the senses in this seasonal sip from Corktown’s Two James Spirits. While typically busy hosting tours and private events or slinging craft cocktails in its tasting room, the distillery’s team has shifted its efforts during the coronavirus outbreak. It’s been producing hand sanitizer for hospitals, police and fire departments across the Detroit metro, while lifting spirits with creative curbside cocktail kits.

INGREDIENTS

 

Seattle’s Foodz Catering is preparing to move into its new home, nicknamed the “factory,” in the Georgetown neighborhood this summer. Four times the size of its current headquarters, it will include a new kitchen, offices and a warehouse. Toast the new digs with the company’s Blueberry Mule—the recipe raises the bar on the sober-curious trend.

INGREDIENTS

—3 oz. fresh-pressed blueberry juice

—juice of half a lime

—ginger beer

—shaved ice

—sprig of mint

—lime wedge

 

Lighten up your winter with Holman’s Table’s honey, ginger and lemon cocktail.

Winter blues getting you down? Fire up the cocktail shaker and try a recipe that will surely lift your spirits. Holman’s Table’s Penicillin is a perfect blend of scotch, honey, ginger and lemon juice— all the ingredients needed to melt away the wintertime sadness. 

INGREDIENTS

— 1.5 oz. Bank Note Blended Scotch

(or your choice aged, blended scotch or whiskey)

— 0.75 oz. Honey Simple Syrup