André Darlington, author of Booze & Vinyl, Volume 2
Wednesday, May 18
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Listening Party & Book Signing
172 West Adams Street, Chicago
Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/318920879937
Dolly Parton: Coat of Many Colors
Greet the slow song “Early Morning Breeze” with a ruby cocktail that mirrors the meadow flowers and multicolored butterflies that appear in this song’s lyrics. With just three ingredients, this is one of those cocktails that radiates far beyond its simple components, as well as being a quick drink to fix between rounds of cards. We love serving these at Thanksgiving.
1 1 ⁄2 ounces calvados
1 1 ⁄2 ounces grapefruit juice
3 ounces cranberry juice
Lime wheel, for garnish
Combine calvados, grapefruit juice, and cranberry juice in a highball glass filled with ice and stir. Garnish with a lime wheel
Howlin’ Wolf: Moanin’ in the Moonlight
Beloved by Al Capone, this Chicago cocktail is one of our favorite classics. It tastes like a Gin Sour gone impossibly fresh. It’s also wildly versatile: a round of Southsides is perfect for a garden party, but also while listening to blues in a smoke-filled room.
2 ounces gin
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounces simple syrup
1 sprig mint
Mint leaf, for garnish
Shake ingredients, including the mint sprig, with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a mint leaf.