Sweet & Savory Sips inspired by the iconic novel in the Gold Coast
Great literature has inspired everything from music, movies and fashion to social movements, cultural events and even food trends. Many famous writers have drawn their own inspiration (or taken solace) in a bottle of booze, and this time their great works are serving as inspiration in the creation of some great cocktails.
While Warhol is creating quite a stir in Chicago through cocktails and art, Blue Door Kitchen + Garden, a Gold Coast eatery widely known for celebrity chef Art Smith’s award-winning Southern fare, is taking a different route. They’ve created an entire cocktail list inspired by Harper Lee’s iconic American novel, To Kill A Mockingbird.
Bluecoat Gin | Itailicus | Dry Vermouth | Pears
Montelabos Mezcal | Milagro Reposado | Sage Syrup | Lime | Ginger
Glenfiddich | Flour de Cana Dark Rum | Lime | Maple Syrup | Cardamom Bitters
Sheriff Heck Tate
Bulleit Bourbon | Montenegro | Cinnamon & Cranberry Shrub | Angostura Bitters
Hendricks Gin | Orgeat | Lemon | Angostura Bitters
Herb-infused Western Son Vodka | Pomegranate | Honey Ginger Syrup | Lime
Breezette Rose | Aperol | Peach Puree | Lemon | Simple Syrup | Sparking Wine
All of Blue Door’s garden-to-glass cocktails are priced at $14 and are available for brunch, lunch and dinner. Cheers to creative cocktails in the Gold Coast!
Amanda Elliott is a writer and speaker and a relationship builder. She believes that meeting people in person is important. After attending numerous fashion, startup, and creative events, she founded Windy City Cosmo is 2015 to help people make connections in the city as they build their businesses, start and end relationships and see and be seen. Over the past three years, the entrepreneurs she’s interviewed have become the most successful in Chicago and Windy City Cosmo won an award in 2017 for her work for female entrepreneurs.