Valentine’s Day Drink Recipes

Whether you’re staying in or going out this Valentine’s Day, we’ve gathered up some great Valentine’s Day drink recipes. Part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series.

Try these at home or at the local hot spots below!

Darling Clementine

Ketel One Oranje vodka
Strawberry puree
Lemon juice
Champagne

Instructions:

All items are combined in a shaker then strained into a flute, then topped with champagne.

Credit: James Brown, Market Bar Chicago, www.marketbarchicago.com

Strawberry Kiss
– 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Vanilia
– 1/2 oz. strawberry liqueur
– Splash of CranPineapple juice

Instructions:

Combine ingredients and top with champagne.

Credit: Absolut, www.absolut.com

The Stag

Makers Mark
Chartreuse
St Germain
Lime

(served rocks)

Credit: Christina Santarelli, ROOF, www.thewithotel.com

The Looker

Ketel Citroen
St Germain
Crème de Violette
Orange
Lemon

(served in a flute)

Credit: Christina Santarelli, ROOF, www.thewithotel.com


(credit: absolut.com)

Cherry Crush
2 Parts ABSOLUT KURANT
2 Dashes Lime Juice
1 Part Cherry Puree
2 Whole Cherry

Instructions:
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with cherry.

Credit: Absolut, www.absolut.com

Passionate Affair

(credit: greygoose.com)

A Passionate Affair

1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE® L’Orange Flavored Vodka
1 1/2 parts cranberry juice
1/2 part passion fruit
6 raspberries
1 tsp sugar syrup
1/2 part fresh lime juice

Instructions:

In a cocktail shaker, mix the seeds and pulp from half a passion fruit. Add the
other ingredients with plenty of ice and shake hard. Strain through a fine sieve into
a martini glass and garnish with raspberries.

Tips:
Experiment with limes from different parts of the world and notice how the flavor
of the drink changes in subtle ways.

Credit: Grey Goose, www.greygoose.com

Femme Fatale

1 3/4 part Grey Goose Original

1/3 Gancia Americano

1/3 part lychee juice

1/2 part raspberry puree

1/3 part Chambord

1/2 part lemon juice

2 drops of Rose water

Instructions:

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice. Serve with a black rose.

Credit: Grey Goose, www.greygoose.com


-Cheers!

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Chef Roger Waysok of South Water Kitchen will be preparing a special Red Velvet Twinkie for guests on their Five-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner Pre-Fixe Menu. For those not in Chicago, South Water Kitchen has kindly shared the recipe below, which is easy enough for at-home chefs to replicate!

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Valentine’s Day Weekend Hotel Packages

 

Hotel Palomar

Hotel Palomar

Check out this round-up of Valentine’s Day weekend hotel packages!

Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco:  I’m Too Booty-Luscious For Your Anyway (Chicago, IL)

Who says single ladies can’t enjoy Valentine’s Day? Embrace Queen Bey’s girl power mantra with your girlfriends at the Monaco this month. Our Booty-Luscious package will firm your “jelly” for a night on the town of hip swaying and female bonding. Trust us, your vibe is too vibealacious for him anyway! Continue reading

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Chef Roger Waysok of South Water Kitchen will be preparing a special Red Velvet Twinkie for guests on their Five-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner Pre-Fixe Menu. For those not in Chicago, South Water Kitchen has kindly shared the recipe below, which is easy enough for at-home chefs to replicate!

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Darling Clementine

Valentine’s Day Drink Recipes

Whether you’re staying in or going out this Valentine’s Day, we’ve gathered up some great Valentine’s Day drink recipes. Part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series.

Try these at home or at the local hot spots below!

Darling Clementine

Ketel One Oranje vodka
Strawberry puree
Lemon juice
Champagne

Instructions:

All items are combined in a shaker then strained into a flute, then topped with champagne.

Credit: James Brown, Market Bar Chicago, www.marketbarchicago.com

Strawberry Kiss
– 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Vanilia
– 1/2 oz. strawberry liqueur
– Splash of CranPineapple juice

Instructions:

Combine ingredients and top with champagne.

Credit: Absolut, www.absolut.com

The Stag

Makers Mark
Chartreuse
St Germain
Lime

(served rocks)

Credit: Christina Santarelli, ROOF, www.thewithotel.com

The Looker

Ketel Citroen
St Germain
Crème de Violette
Orange
Lemon

(served in a flute)

Credit: Christina Santarelli, ROOF, www.thewithotel.com


(credit: absolut.com)

Cherry Crush
2 Parts ABSOLUT KURANT
2 Dashes Lime Juice
1 Part Cherry Puree
2 Whole Cherry

Instructions:
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with cherry.

Credit: Absolut, www.absolut.com

Passionate Affair

(credit: greygoose.com)

A Passionate Affair

1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE® L’Orange Flavored Vodka
1 1/2 parts cranberry juice
1/2 part passion fruit
6 raspberries
1 tsp sugar syrup
1/2 part fresh lime juice

Instructions:

In a cocktail shaker, mix the seeds and pulp from half a passion fruit. Add the
other ingredients with plenty of ice and shake hard. Strain through a fine sieve into
a martini glass and garnish with raspberries.

Tips:
Experiment with limes from different parts of the world and notice how the flavor
of the drink changes in subtle ways.

Credit: Grey Goose, www.greygoose.com

Femme Fatale

1 3/4 part Grey Goose Original

1/3 Gancia Americano

1/3 part lychee juice

1/2 part raspberry puree

1/3 part Chambord

1/2 part lemon juice

2 drops of Rose water

Instructions:

Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with cubed ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice. Serve with a black rose.

Credit: Grey Goose, www.greygoose.com


-Cheers!

Valentine’s Day Weekend at La Madia 2.14-2.15

La Madia

La Madia

La Madia
59 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 329-0400
(312) 329-0400
DineLaMadia.com

Chef Fox’s Prix Fixe Menu for Two or More
Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15

3:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.
$39 per person

Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with a date, or gather a group for a fun evening out at La Madia in River North. Chef Jonathan Fox’s Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu will be offered on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 from 3:30 p.m. to midnight. The multicourse meal, served family-style, features the choice of appetizer, seasonal salad, Neapolitan-inspired pizza, and housemade pasta or risotto, as well as a flute of prosecco to start and chocolate truffles to finish. The complete menu is outlined below.

Chef Fox’s Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu is $39 per person (minimum two guests). La Madia’s regular dinner menu will also be available. Reservations are recommended; please visit dinelamadia.com or call 312-329-0400.

VALENTINE’S DAY MENU
$39 per person; served family style

START
Nino Franco, Prosecco, NV, Valdobbiadene, Italy

FIRST
choose one:

Pizza Fondue
Cheesy Tomato Sauce, Pizza Bread

Spinach & Taleggio Fondue
White Truffle Oil, Pizza Bread

Mozzarella di Bufala Campana Bruschette

Oven-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Balsamic

Seasonal Wild Mushrooms Bruschette
Whipped Ricotta & Marsala Glaze

SECOND
choose one:

Organic Arugula
3-Hour Roasted Grapes, Local Apple, Spicy Walnuts, Shaved Parmesan & Walnut Vinaigrette

Chopped Italian Lettuces
Gorgonzola, Spicy Walnuts, Shaved Pear & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Nichols Farm Heirloom Beets
Watercress, Almonds, Goat Cheese & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Romaine Lettuce
Market Tomatoes, Crisp Pancetta, Shaved Parmesan & Creamy Mustard Dressing

THIRD
choose one:

Three Cheese
Mozzarella, Provolone & Pecorino with Tomato Sauce

Housemade Fennel Sausage & Sweet Onions
Tomato Sauce with Mozzarella Cheese

Triple Pepperoni
Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese, finished with White Truffle Oil

Shaved Artichoke
Reggiano Parmesan & Garlic

Taleggio & 3-Hour Roasted Grapes

FORTH
choose one:

Gnocchi with Housemade Sausage 
Spinach & Teardrop Tomatoes

Pappardelle 
Chicken Ragu, Tomato

Risotto Carnaroli 
Butternut Squash

SWEET
Housemade Chocolate Truffles


The Glunz Tavern: Half-Price Bar Menu on Wednesdays

Glunz Tavern

Glunz Tavern

The Glunz Tavern
1202 North Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
312.642.3000
GlunzTavern.com

Half-Price Bar Menu at The Glunz Tavern

Enjoy Snacks, Small Plates and Charcuterie on Wednesday Evenings 

 

Every Wednesday
5 p.m.-midnight

The Glunz Tavern in Old Town is now offering their bar menu at half-price on Wednesday evenings. From 5 p.m. to midnight, guests dining in the bar area have the opportunity to enjoy “snacks” (deviled eggs; pretzel; potato pancake), “small plates” (uberbacken; mussels; gnocci) and charcuterie and cheese boards at a fifty-percent discount. The complete bar menu is outlined below.

The Glunz Tavern has seven craft brews on draught, as well as an extensive selection of wine and spirits.

 

Bar Menu

Snacks

Deviled Eggs (4)
smoked salmon, fried capers, micro greens, paprika $4 (regularly $3)

 

Warm Pretzels
imported from Germany, served with beer mustard $4 (regularly $8)

French Fry
blanched and fried potatoes $3 (regularly $6)

Potato Pancake
spiced applesauce, sour cream $3.50 (regularly $7)

Small Plates
Uberbacken
spaetzle, bechamel, ham, shallots $4 (regularly $8)

Mussels
butter, shallots, parsley, parmesan, white wine, smoked thuringer, bread $6 (regularly $12)

Gnocci
corned beef, leek, cream sauce, fried egg $5 (regularly $10)

Charcuterie & Cheese

3 Cheese Board
cow, sheep and goat cheeses, marcona almonds, pepper honey, bread $7 (regularly $14)

Charcuterie
selection of smoked and cured meats with various sides $8 (regularly $16)

Spreads & Bread
chicken liver pate, smoked whitefish, olive tapenade and bread $8 (regularly $16)