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Tavern on Rush Summer Cocktails

Tavern on Rush has unveiled a new menu of creative martinis and cocktails perfect for cooling down this summer at the hottest patio in the Gold Coast.  Guests can sip on an array of specialty cocktails for $9 – $15 each including the Bubbles of Trouble, Crystal Lime, Tavern’s Limoncello, Dragon Berry and more.  A sample of the drink menu is below and the full menu is available upon request.

While sipping on signature drinks from Tavern’s extensive new cocktail list, Chicagoans are invited to enjoy a spectacular 2011 DJ lineup seven nights a week at Tavern on Rush late night in the bar and lounge area.  The DJ lineup features an array of entertainment including DJ Phiction, DJ Bobby Lite, DJ Miss Meg and more.

Top Shelf Long Island – $15.00
Ketel One Vodka, Don Julio Blanco tequila, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Bombay Sapphire, Cointreau, along with secret ingredients.

Bubbles of Trouble – $11.75
Don Julio Blanco, champagne with a touch of simple syrup. Served on the rocks with fresh strawberries.

“You Say Martini” I say “Peartini”- $11.75
Grey Goose “La Poire” Vodka, Anaretto Disaronno liqueur, simple syrup and lemon juice shaken to perfection and served straight up.

Tavern’s Limoncello- $11.75
Grey Goose Vodka along with Carvella Limoncello and ginger ale. Served straight up in a sugar rimmed glass.

Dragon Berry- $11.75
Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum, fresh lemonade, lemon-lime soda served straight up

1031 N. Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 664-9600


The Portage Unveils Summer Cocktails and More

The Portage, opened in June, announces their highly anticipated cocktail, wine and beer lists.  The cocktail menu at The Portage will feature a menu of creative drinks ideal for cooling down this summer.  The seasonal menu consists of Red Sangriatini, Pisco Berry Punch, Green Tea infused specials and more.

The beer menu will incorporate a variety of local microbrews such as Dogfish Head 60 minute India Pale Ale ($6.00); Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout ($7.00); Boddington’s Pub Ale (16oz. $7.00); and Founder’s Dirty Bastard Scotch Style Ale ($6.00).  The wine menu will feature an array of wines by the glass and bottle including: Adelsheim Pinot Gris ($7/$30); Zios Albarino ($8.5/$36); Kaiken Cabernet Sauvignon                                ($6.5/$29); Lyeth Meritage ($7/$30) and Hahn Estate Pinot Noir ($6/$28). (Cocktail menu below. Full wine and beer menu available upon request).

Red Sangriatini- $6.00
Zinfandel, Pomegranate Liqueur, Fruit Juices

White Sangriatini-$6.00
Sauvignon Blanc, Peach Brandy, Raspberry Liqueur, and fruit juice

Green Limousine-$6.00
Green Tea Vodka, Ginger Liqueur, House-Made Mint Lemonade

Pisco Berry Punch-$6.00
Fresh Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries muddled, strained, and mixed with Pisco and Soda

Crazy Train- $6.00
Watermelon and Pineapple juice, muddled basil, Appleton rum.

Georgia Peach- $6.00
Peach Liqueur, muddled mint, vodka, soda

Malted Milk Ball- $7.00
Malted milk powder, White and Dark Godiva, Vanilla Vodka

38 Special-$7.00
Tequila, fruit juice, orange flavored cognac, fresh lime juice

3938 N Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634

Al Primo Canto Summer Cocktails

Just in time for summer, the recently opened Al Primo Canto in River North, unveils a new menu of creative martinis and cocktails perfect for cooling down this season.  Guests can sip on an array of specialty cocktails for $ $9 – $10 each including the Brazilian Cosmo, Caipirinha, Al Primo Samba Tini and more.  All martinis and cocktails are hand-crafted to perfection, featuring Rio D Cachaca.  Al Primo Canto also uses only fresh ingredients to create several versions of the signature cocktail of the Brazil, the Caipirinha.
749 N. Clark
Chicago, IL 60610
Monday – Sunday 4 PM – 11 PM
Valet $8

Al Primo Canto North
5414 W. Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60646

Cityscape Bar Summer Cocktails

Cityscape Bar is unveiling a new menu of creative martinis and cocktails perfect for cooling down this summer that will debut on Tuesday, June 1.  Guests can sip on an array of specialty cocktails for $9 – $10 each including the Mango Tango Martini, Blackberry Bramble Snow Cone, Chocolate Sundae Martini and more.

With unmatched views of the Chicago skyline, Cityscape Bar, located off the 15th floor lobby of the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, is sure to be an added highlight to any evening.  From the floor to ceiling windows, array of upscale food bites and signature cocktails to some of the best martinis in Chicago, Cityscape Bar is the ultimate wining and dining destination.

SAMPLE OF SUMMER DRINK MENU (Full menu available upon request):
Chocolate Sundae Martini – $10
42 Below Vodka, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Banana Puree, Cream, Whipped Cream, Chopped Nuts

Ultimat Mango Tango Martini – $10
Ultimat Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Mango Puree, Pineapple Juice, rimmed with Chili Pepper, Lime and Kosher Salt

Absolut-ly Berry Martini – $10
Absolut Raspberri Vodka, Razzamatazz Liqueur, Blackberry Puree, Sweet and Sour, Soda

Blackberry Bramble Snow Cone – $9
Boodles English Gin, Blackberry Puree, Sweet and Sour, Bar Syrup over Crushed Ice

Cityscape Bar
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza – 15th Floor
350 W. Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654

Tapas Valencia and Meson Sabika Summer Drink Menus – Cocktails with Spanish Flair

Tapas Valencia and its popular sibling restaurant Meson Sabika in Naperville have recently unveiled their new summer drink menus.  Guests can enjoy creative libations on the patio at either restaurant all summer long in addition to the $2 Tapas Happy Hour from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM every Monday – Friday.  Sample of menus below, full menu available upon request.

Rio Sunset
Leblon Cachaca, Cointreau, fresh lime and orange juices

Raspberry Mojito
Freshly made Mojito with rum and raspberry puree

Chocolate Heaven
Vanilla Vodka, White and Dark Godiva Liqueur and splash of cream


The Ultimate Caipirinha
Cabana Cachaça, fresh lime and sugar

Cabana Cachaça, Licor 43, coconut puree, lime juice

The Island
Elderflower Cabana Cachaça, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, guava puree, lime juice

1025 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

1530 S State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312.842.4444

Luxbar $6 Cosmos for Sex and the City 2

Luxbar is going girlie celebrating the premiere of Sex and the City 2 by offering the fab four’s cocktail of choice, the Cosmopolitan, for only $6 all weekend long. The film premieres Thursday, May 26 just in time for the long Memorial Day Weekend. $6 Cosmos will be available through Memorial Monday.

Thursday, May 27 – Monday, May 31

COST: $6 (normally $11.50) per Cosmopolitan

18 E Bellevue Place
Chicago, IL 60611


Luxbar welcomes the warm weather (or invites it to come to the party) with a refreshing list of cocktails perfect for people watching on the patio throughout the summer.

WHEN: Available now

MENU: Luxbar Sling – $8.75
Blueberry Stoli, Raspberry Stoli, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, & club soda

Twisted Vintage Collins – $10
Bombay Sapphire, raspberries, sweet & sour

Mojito – $8.75
10 Cane Rum, fresh mint, sugar in the raw & fresh lime juice

St Germain – $9.25
St Germain Liqueur, Chopin Vodka, Sauvignon Blanc & soda

Caipirinha – $8.75
Leblon Cachaca, fresh lime juice, sugar in the raw

Two Passions – $9.25
Skyy Passion, Skyy Pinapple, fresh orange juice & lemon juice

Moscow Mule – $9.50
Russian Standard Vodka, Goslings Ginger Beer, fresh lime in a real cool cup

Not So Old Fashioned – $10
Ri-1 Whiskey & Grand Marnier over muddled orange, cherry & peach bitters

Pamagranate Martini – $12
Absolut Citron, Pama Liqueur, sweet & sour

Perfect Margarita – $12
Patron Reposado Tequila, Patron Citronge, fresh sour & lime

Pear Blossom Martini – $12
Grey Goose L’Poire, St. Germain Liqueur, fresh sour & pineapple juice

Basil Gimlet Martini – $12
Hendrick’s Gin, lime juice, simple syrup & fresh basil

Honey Tangerine Martini – $12
Finlandia Tangerine, lemon juice & a touch of honey

Lemonhead Martini – $12
Belvedere Citrus, rimmed with crushed lemonhead candies

Grapehead Martini – $12
3 Olives Grape, rimmed with crushed grapehead candies

Stretch Run May Mixology Class

Students Learn How to Make Summer Cocktails

Stretch Run is proud to present their second installment of the hands on Mixology Class led by expert mixologist Tracy Miller.  Perfect for summer, guests who join Stretch Run this May can learn how to make an array of Classic Summer Cocktails including Margaritas and Mai Tai’s.  As an added bonus, guests will nosh on small bites including mini hot dogs.  Students will learn tips, enjoy samples and will be encouraged to take what they learn and make it at home.

WHEN: Thursday, May 20 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

COST: $5.00 per person (includes $2.00 wager, drink samples and food)

RSVP: Required.  Call Stretch Run at 312.644.4477.

STRETCH RUN Sporting Club and Grille
544 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60660
Tel: 312-644-4477