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Winter Cocktails to Savor Along The Magnificent Mile

Bars and restaurant along The Magnificent Mile are celebrating the cold with festive, seasonal drinks to warm you up during the chilly winter months. Treat yourself to a cozy cocktail this season with friends at one of these trendy settings in downtown Chicago.


  • Beacon Tavern

    Beacon Tavern is a rustic, relaxed, upscale restaurant just steps from the Chicago Riverwalk and The Magnificent Mile.

     Sip and savor one of these Winter 2018/2019 featured cocktails:

    •    Windfall (Vodka, cider, calvados, pie spices, lemon)

    •    Orchard Sunset (Gin, apricot, cardamom, Aperol, lemon)

    •    Can't Catch Me (Bourbon, browned butter, allspice, molasses, lemon)

    •    Green to Gold (Blended scotch, rum, walnut, pear, lemon. Contains lactose)

    •    Poinsettia (Blanco tequila, Cocchi Americano, Cynar, cranberry, ancho chili)

    Beacon Tavern
    405 N. Wabash Avenue, (312) 955-4226

  • Cindy's

    Cindy’s is a stylish rooftop bar and eatery at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel with an open-air terrace featuring panoramic views of Millennium Park.

     Join Cindy's for organic wine and craft cocktails. Enjoy both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. A few seasonal selections include:

    •    Jillian (Tito's vodka, Cocchi Americano, spiced clementine, honey, lemon juicy - fresh - tantalizing

    •    Parched Lime (Belvedere vodka, ransom dry vermouth, black lime, almond milk, cream creamy - complex - earthy

    •    Getaway (Citadelle gin, Thai banana, pineapple, lemon, sparkling water tropical - effervescent - direct

    12 S. Michigan Avenue, (312) 792-3502

  • IO Godfrey

    IO Godfrey, located in The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, is a posh rooftop restaurant and lounge that offers skyline scenes, an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar, and chef cocktails.

     Take in the rooftop views as you enjoy these wintertime cocktails:

    •    Snowflake Sangria (Frozen fruit granita, a touch of grey goose le melon with a splash of Caposaldo Moscato)

    •    Cold Brew Manhattan (Coffee-infused Woodford reserve stirred with walnut liqueur & Carpano Antica)

    •    Godfrey Toddy (Hot-infused & served tableside. Jameson, honey, fresh rosemary, orange & lemon peel, allspice & vanilla bean)

    IO Godfrey
    127 W. Huron Street, (312) 374-1830

  • The Library Bar at Ambassador Chicago

    The Library at Ambassador Chicago features coffees, cocktails, and pastries in an illuminated, amber-backed bar layout and custom 17th-century Venetian style windows.

     All cocktails at The Library Bar are $14 each, including:

    •    Ice Queen (Leblon Cachaca, Crème de Menthe, Sparkling Wine, Lime)

    •    Negroni Royal (Campari, Cointreau, Cranberry, Zardetto Brut)

    The Library Bar at Ambassador Chicago
    1301 N State Parkway, (312) 787-3700

  • Michael Jordan's Steak House Chicago

    Michael Jordan's Steakhouse concentrates on seasonal ingredients, pure, bold flavors, and authentic hospitality while serving seafood and American classics.

     Michael Jordan’s Steak House pays tribute to classic films with the movie-inspired cocktails:

    •    Rum Lola Rum (Amaro, Dark Rum, Cynar, CH Amargo De Chile)

    •    Side Car Named Desire (Brandy, Honey Ginger, Lemon, Dry Curacao) 

    •    Shawshank Ryedemption (Rye, Los Molles Muscat, Lemon, Rosemary Maple)

    •    Gone with The Wind (Vodka, Apple Cider, Lemon, Chard, Pink Peppercorn Syrup)

    Michael Jordan’s Steak House Chicago
    505 N Michigan Avenue, (312) 321-8823

  • The Purple Pig

    The Purple Pig, located at The Shops at North Bridge, offers Mediterranean cuisine via small plates, house-cured meats, and an extensive wine list.

     Try one (or a few) of the most famous regions of the wine world:

    •    NV André Clouet Grande Réserve Brut: A Champagne made from 100% Pinot Noir and is incredibly versatile as a cocktail party toaster.

    •    2015 Max Ferdinand Richter Brauneberger Juffer Kabinett: An opulent, lightly sweet Riesling that pairs perfectly with a seasonal dish.

    •    2012 The Mascot by Harlan Estate: As an affordable option, this is the best way to experience one of the most celebrated Napa Valley wineries.

    The Purple Pig
    500 N Michigan Avenue, (312) 464-1744

  • Rebar

    Rebar is a chic, sophisticated lounge and bar located at Trump International Hotel & Tower on the mezzanine level. Enjoy captivating views of the Chicago River as you indulge in Asian-inspired food and hand-crafted cocktails.

    With temperatures dropping in the Windy City, Rebar is heating up with seasonal cocktails that feature sugar cane, guava nectar, cinnamon, tamarind, and Avion Tequila served in a glass mug and garnished with a sugar cane stick.

    401 N Wabash Avenue, (312) 588-8034

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