Chicago’s 12 Perfect Summer Cocktails
Like a vacation in a glass
Admit it: You’re a little embarrassed to order a piña colada. Which you should be. This isn't spring break 1995. It’s Chicago summer 2015, it’s eighty degrees out and it’s cocktail hour. So step up your game and order one of these 12 fresh summer drinks tonight instead.
Best Shaved Ice
At Cochon Volant, mounds of feathery ice from a manual Japanese Hatsuyuki machine are used to make the bar’s daily shaves--treats like the Button Rose, made with white rum, peach brandy, Crème de Framboise and lemon juice. ($14)
100 W. Monroe St.; 312-754-6560 or cochonvolantchicago.com
Más?s watermelon margarita has sun gold tomatoes, Aperol and agave to set it apart from the pack, but in the privacy of our own home, we might just be inspired to soak a big slice of watermelon in tequila and eat it with a spoon. ($11)
800 W. Washington Blvd.; 312-243-1995 or barmaschicago.com