Creative Cocktails to Get You Through the Cold

Heat up your winter with some of these unique cocktails, which can be found only in our region.

Barrel + Rye, Geneva
B+R Old Fashioned
A whiskey signature drink with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Simple Syrup, Angostura bitters and Regan’s Orange Bitters

Da Baffone Cucina Italiana, Crystal Lake
Italian Margarita
Amaretto di Saronno, Tequila, Triple Sec and Sour
Bonus: Try the Bloody Caesar, made with proprietor Camille Giangrande’s own special ingredients.

La Tasca Tapas, Arlington Heights

Cranberry Mojito
Bacardi Limón, fresh lime, mint leaf, sugar, a splash of soda and a touch of Rose’s Cranberry Infusion Twist

Public House of Woodstock, Woodstock
Orange-Cranberry Moscow Mule
Orange vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice and ginger beer

Epicure Bistro, Barrington
Epicure Martini
Malibu rum, Bacardi rum, St. Germain liqueur, Crème de Cassis liqueur, griottines

Francesca’s by the River, St. Charles
Salted Caramel Kiss
A mix of salted caramel vodka and Rumchata in a martini glass drizzled with caramel and a melted caramel and sea salt rim

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva
Woodsman Martini
Woodford Reserve Bourbon sweetened with Wisconsin maple syrup, balanced with orange bitters and garnished with a twist

Shakou Sushi, Barrington
Fire & Ice 
Ty Ku jalapeno-infused Soju, mango puree, passion fruit puree, and fresh lime juice finished with a spiced rim