It’s Friday, it’s Pride weekend, and the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage a right…now, it’s time to celebrate! #LoveWins, and so do you with these awesome specials happening in Chicago. Go on, get your weekend on!
Howells & Hood: Beverage Director Andrew Macker and the restaurant celebrates the recent news of same sex marriage by creating the Equal Parts cocktail, made with Hendricks Gin, St. Germain, lemon juice, and a cucumber-blueberry simple syrup, with an orange peel garnish. A portion of proceeds are donated to benefit the Center on Halsted.
Barrelhouse Flat: Donates a portion of June cocktail sales to Chicago House, an organization that serves individuals and families disenfranchised by HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ marginalization, poverty, homelessness and/or gender nonconformity. Guests can enjoy some cheeky cocktails from the bar’s seasonal cocktail menu, including: Amanda Hugginkiss, created by Jessica Tessendorf: White wine, Barolo Chinato, Cardamaro, sparkling wine; Sally Fields Forever, created by Jimmy Hibbard: cachaça, Letherbee bësk, lemon, vanilla-tonka syrup, vanilla-cardamom bitters, strawberry, tonic; and Gina Colada, created by Mark Brinker: Letherbee gin, pineapple, coconut-tarragon syrup, lime, house orange bitters.
DMK Burger Bar: The Pride Burger, which sandwiches two AA prime grass-fed beef patties between toasty hot buns, with juicy tomatoes, Greek spices, and DMK Burger Bar’s flaming sauce (jalapeno-spiced feta). $13.50 for a double, $10 for a single.
Glazed and Infused: The specialty doughnut shop, offers guests the Pride Long John from Saturday, June 27-28, while supplies last. The doughnut bar is topped with Madagascar vanilla bean glaze, a special “Pride” message in colored icing, and coated along the sides with rainbow sprinkles. Doughnuts are priced at $3 each.
Filini Bar and Restaurant: The “Love Is Colorful, Make it Blu” cocktail. This drink is not for the faint at heart, with Bacardi 151 Rum as the main ingredient. Love comes in all shapes, colors, and sizes. To celebrate marriage equality, Filini is offering a drink featuring different layers of color such as: Midori Melon liqueur, DeKuyper Blue Curacao, sweet and sour, and grenadine. The cocktail is priced at $10.