• Signature Drink: The Sloe Burn

     
    POSTED March 20, 2018
     

Situated at the thriving intersection of Chicago’s Six Corners in Wicker Park, Café Robey combines modern American dining with high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a new menu and drink program. Head chef Kevin McAllister churns out delectable menu items like pastrami-style duck and brioche french toast, while the new drink menu offers delights such as this Sloe Burn.

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. Banhez Mezcal
—.5 oz. Falernum
—.5 oz. Sloe Gin
—.75 oz. lime juice
—.75 oz. Orgeat
—Peychaud’s Bitters (to garnish)
—toasted rosemary (to garnish)

DIRECTIONS
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Strain into Collins glass over crushed ice. Top with 4 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters. Garnish with toasted rosemary.

Courtesy of Café Robey

Where it all began—the heart of the exotic cocktail as enjoyed for centuries in Jamaica. One of sour (lime juice), two of sweet (demerara sugar), three of strong (fine Jamaican rum), four of weak (some ice). Plus five of spice to make it nice (allspice and bitters).

In a cocktail shaker combine the following ingredients:

• 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice

• 3/4 oz. Demerara simple syrup*

• 1/4 oz. St. Elizabeth's Allspice Dram

• 3 oz. Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Rare Blend

• 2 dashes Angostura Bitters

DIRECTIONS:

 

The Santa Maria Sipper is courtesy of Crooked Branch, the lobby bar at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. It’s the trifecta of cocktails: easy to make, refreshing to sip and oh-sodelightfully delicious!

INGREDIENTS:
—5 fresh blueberries
—3 fresh raspberries
—5 oz. La Marca Prosecco
—lemon wedge or mint sprig for garnish

DIRECTIONS:
Fill a rocks glass with berries. Top with ice, then top with prosecco. Garnish with a lemon wedge or mint sprig.

 

 

Taylor Nissen, Shore Lodge’s sommelier and beverage program assistant manager, suggests using fresh huckleberries macerated in a little sugar when making the hotel’s famed Huckletini. “This tends to ripen the berries and juice them a bit, perfect for making drinks. When it gets a little warmer, you can find them all around Payette Lake [in McCall, Idaho]. Everyone has their little spots. Ponderosa Park is great for this, too,” says Nissen. shorelodge.com