The richness in Chicago’s historic cocktail scene is countless, and the innovation is aware of no bounds. Simply go have a look of our roundup of cocktail recipes from some of the best bars in the Chi for a style of simply how numerous this metropolis can get on the subject of bar hopping for some distinctive tipples.
Nonetheless, the 5 that we included in that checklist is nowhere close to the be all and finish all the metropolis’s hospitality scene. Chicago’s largest indoor-outdoor rooftop bar, I|O on the Godfrey Lodge, despatched us this one and we cherished the recipe a lot we simply needed to public it. Particularly with Halloween arising, and the distinctive edge pumpkin at all times provides to cocktails.
“The Smashing Pumpkin” from I|O Godfrey
2 oz. (56ml) Woodford Reserve (or different bourbon whiskey)
1 oz. (28ml) Grand Marnier (or different orange-flavored liqueur)
1 oz. (28ml) Domaine De Canton (or different ginger-flavored liqueur)
.5 oz. (14ml) Lemon Juice
2 oz. (56ml) Pumpkin Puree
Candy boiled potato (non-compulsory)
Allspice and Nutmeg combination for topping and glass rim (non-compulsory)
Star Anise for garnish (non-compulsory)
Stir all substances collectively, and pour into a pair glass or glass or selection. Whereas not required, I|O Godfrey combines its house-made pumpkin puree with boiled candy potato for the drink’s scrumptious cocktail base. Prime with a sprinkling of allspice and nutmeg combination (together with the glass rim) and a star anise for added taste.
When you’ve tried your hand at The Smashing Pumpkin and are liking what you’ve tasted, go take a look at the bar’s different cocktails here and put it on the checklist to your subsequent Chicago journey (and don’t fear, that day will come the place we are able to head on over to the US once more).