New Cocktails Bring The Heat This Winter

Sable Kitchen Bar

It’s starting to cool down outside so how about warming up with a hot n’spicy cocktail? From Jamaican Jerk Bitters to Valentina Hot Sauce, three Chicago restaurants have added a kick to their new fall cocktail menus that might make you leave those mittens behind…

“Simulacrum” available at Sable Kitchen & Bar (111 N. State Street) courtesy of Bartender Fred Sarkis

  • 2 oz Blanco Tequila
  • ¾ oz Caffe Moka
  • Barspoon Sambuca
  • 2 Dashes Bitter End Jamaican Jerk bitters
  • Stir and serve up

“Evil Ways” available at South Water Kitchen (225 N. Wabash Avenue) courtesy of Bartender Sarah McComber

  • 3 oz Metropolitan Krankshaft Kolsch Ale
  • 3 oz Red Pepper Puree
  • ½ oz Agave Tequila
  • 1 oz Valentina Hot Sauce
  • ¾ oz Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¾ oz Lemon Juice
  • Dash of Salt
  • Dash of Pepper

“Hott & Dirty” available at Encore Liquid Lounge (171 W. Randolph Street) courtesy of Bartender Jason Davis

  • 1 oz Olive Juice
  • ½ oz Tabasco Sauce
  • 3.5 oz Vodka
  • Shake and serve in martini glass


And if you prefer a little whiskey to keep you warm, 312 Chicago recently added a new Barrel-Aged Cocktail Program that debuts a different bourbon beauty every month. For the month of November, the Italian restaurant will feature a “Barrel-Aged Boulevardier” :

  • 1.5 parts Bourbon/Rye Blend from High West
  • ½  part Carpano Antica  (or other sweet Vermouth)
  • 1.5 parts Campari

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