Cold Hands, Warm Drinks

It’s that time again, Chicago. No matter how soon you think it is, you can’t fight the cold weather chill…or can you? We’ve rounded up some of Chicago’s best hot beverages that are sure to make any Winter hour a Happy Hour.

Rockit Burger Bar has you covered this Winter. Not only are you surrounded by interior that gives off a cozy-cabin vibe with dark wood and warm brick walls through the space, not to mention the antler chandeliers, you can’t go wrong with any of these hot cocktails.

Whiskey spike Apple Cider
Revel Stoke spiced whiskey, fresh press apple cider, cinnamon whipped cream- $8
RBB - Spiked Apple Cider 1

Spiced Glogg
Mulled wine, seasonal spices and a cinnamon stick garnish $6
RBB - Glog 1

Kahlua Peppermint Spiked Hot Chocolate
Peppermint infused Khalua, cocoa, mint foam, candy cane- $7
RBB - Adult Cocoa 1

Pecan Pie Hot Toddy
Pecan infused rum, honey, graham cracker rim- $8
RBB - Pecan Pie Hot Toddy 4

Ian Pfeffer at Acadia created the American Correcto with rye whiskey, roasted barley, maple syrup, French press coffee and…well, you’ve just got to try this for yourself!
American Correcto - Acadia

Mixologist Graham Crowe’s AM/PM at TWO is an amped-up version of morning mocha with Julius Meinl ice cubes, Julius Meinl simple syrup, vodka, Kahlua, and white chocolate liqueur topped with cocoa powder.

The Tippling Bros. founders Paul Tanguay and Tad Carducci offer up the Tin Cup O’ Joe, made with Tincup Whiskey, Dark Matter Coffee’s Barrel-aged Back Splash Roast, Benedictine, and aquavit which you can enjoy at Mercadito this Winter.
Tin Cup O Joe - Mercadito

Looking for a room with a view to enjoy a hot cocktail? Head to Signature Room where Bar Manager Patrick Gibellina crafts the Café Calantura with a double shot of espresso, tequila, chocolate liqueur, white chocolate liqueur, agave nectar and cream served over ice with almond whipped cream and a dusting of coffee grinds.

Another hot-spot this Winter is Gemini Bistro, where you can enjoy Mixologist Pauly Graves the Espresso Martini with a caffeine and sugar punch from Stoli vodka, Kahlua, and espresso.
Gemini Bistro espresso martini

Carnivale shares their recipe for one of this seasons hottest cocktails, their featured drink Buenas Dias!
1.5 oz of Brugal 1888 (Rum)
1oz of Avio Espresso Liqueur
2oz of Hot Coffee
.5oz of Simple Syrup
Top with whipped cream and Grated Mexican chocolate
Served in a footed coffee glass (optional 🙂 )

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