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Take a seat, and make yourself at home. We have spent many an hour shaking and testing cocktail recipes for your enjoyment. Ask your bartender or server for recommendations and to help guide your experience. Try new things, even the ones that may scare you a little, you will find yourself pleasantly surprised. So relax, clear your mind, and enjoy your evening. Cheers!


The Cocktail.

"It should stimulate the mind as well as the appetite. The well-made cocktail is one of the most gracious of drinks. It pleases the senses. The shared delight of those who partake in common of this refreshing nectar breaks the ice of formal reserve. Taut nerves relax, taut muscles relax, tired eyes brighten, tongues loosen, friendships deepen, the whole world becomes a better place in which to live."

The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. (1948) David A. Embury



1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Aperitif Cocktails Cocktails for Comfort Cocktails for Drinking Cocktails for Thinking The Martini List How the West Was Won From the Beforetime The Invention of the Wheel By the Glass


"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." Jean-Jacques Rousseau "Consuming raw or under cooked eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions" Illinois Department of Health

All cocktails thirteen dollars

Head Bartender: Mike Ryan Bartenders: Michael Arlesic, Nate Howell, Dejorn Huffman, Alex Renshaw, Fred Sarkis, John Stanton


1. Aperitif Cocktails Board of Directors Noilly Prat Dry, honey, Green Chartreuse, lemon

Long Road Home Sutton Brown Label, Mezcal Vida, agave, lemon

Musta-Krakish Old Grand-Dad, orgeat, absinthe, prosecco

Rehab Doll Manzanilla sherry, Falernum, lemon

Taste for Truth St-Germain, Averna, Absolut, Prosecco

Guilty Conscience Imbue Vermouth, Benedictine, Calvados

"A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge or vicar." Richard Brinsley Sheridan


2. Cocktails for Drinking, Part One The Great Divide Elmer T. Lee Sable Selection, Cocchi Americano, Rothman & Winter Apricot liqueur

Gunnersbury Park Great King Street whisky, rhubarb shrub, spice

Scorpion's Kiss Del Maguey Mezcal Vida, Cruzan Blackstrap, whole egg, Angostura bitters

Master and Commander Appleton V/X, cinnamon syrup, whole egg

Cat's Meow Journeyman gin, lemon, honey, sriracha

Run of the House Altos Reposado tequila, heavy cream, Combier Red Fruit

"There are only two real ways to get ahead today--either sell liquor or drink it." WC Fields


3. Cocktails For Drinking, Part Two War of the Roses Pimm's, Citadelle gin, Chase Elderflower, mint, fresh lime

Drunken Angel The Famous Grouse, Punt e Mes, Mathilde Pear, fresh orange juice, orange bitters

Aquarian Exposition Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac, pineapple, Luxardo Bitter, lemon, absinthe, egg white

The Power of Love Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Carpano sweet vermouth, ginger, lemon, egg white

Fools in Paradise Michael Arlesic WL Weller Special Reserve, cinnamon-infused pear brandy, demerara, lemon

Heaven's Gate Matusalem Clasico, pineapple syrup, green Chartreuse, lime

"Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness." Seneca


3. Cocktails For Drinking, Part Three

Overworked and Underpaid Dejorn Huffman Bols Genever, Cocchi Barolo Chinato, Mathilde Framboise, lemon

The Bitter Guiseppe

Recipe courtesy Kyle Davidson

Cynar, dry vermouth, lemon

Return to Me Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac. Swedish punsch, dry vermouth, Combier Red Fruit liqueur

Fair Play Hangar One, carrot, honey, cardamom, lemon

Fortune's Fool Banks rum, manzanilla sherry, muddled raspberries, mint, lemon

"The chief reason for drinking is the desire to behave in a certain way, and to be able to blame it on alcohol." Mignon McLaughlin


4. Cocktails for Thinking The Stockyards Siete Leguas Reposado, Bual Madeira, Maraschino, Peychaud's bitters

Transfinite Induction Plantation Barbados Rum, Apry, lemon, Allspice Dram, Angostura bitters

Dilator John Stanton Rittenhouse rye, Ramazotti, Carpano Antica, Cynar, Green Chartreuse

Taking the Fifth Bulleit rye, Lapsang Souchong, cucumber, soda

Bended Hearts Shall Never be Broken Dried Strawberry-infused bourbon, Zaya rum, Carpano Antica, strawberry bitters

Eli Wallach Pueblo Viejo Reposado, Angostura, Green Chartreuse

"Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate, the third is routine. After that you take the girl's clothes off." Raymond Chandler


5. The Martini List Bernard de Voto refers to this as the "Supreme American gift to the world of culture." Originally made with Sweet Vermouth and Maraschino (Martinez cocktail), it has gradually evolved into the Dry Martini we know and love. We've listed a few Gins here we feel epitomize the classic Martini. Choose your gin and vermouth, or allow us to select one for you, and we'll fancy it up with some orange bitters and get to stirring. Request a twist or an olive and enjoy.

Gin Beefeater Beefeater 24 Bombay Dry Boodle's Broker's Junipero Plymouth Tanqueray Tanqueray No. 10 Add $2

Dry Vermouth, Etc. Dolin Martini & Rossi Noilly Prat Sutton Imbue Cocchi Americano Lillet Blanc

"No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness - or so good as drink." Lord Chesterton


6. The Manhattan Project Lest we be carried away by De Voto's hyperbole, in the same manuscript he declaims: "Whiskey and vermouth cannot meet as friends and the Manhattan is an offense against piety." So much for Bernard. The Manhattan cocktail has undergone some remodeling over the last one hundred and thirty-odd years of its existence; it has variously included Liquore di Maraschino, French vermouth, Italian vermouth, orange bitters, Angostura, rye whiskey, Bourbon, even brandy and cherry juice (blasphemy!) Here we hew to tradition, pairing either rye or bourbon with a range of sweet (i.e. Italian-style) vermouths, and finished with Angostura or housemade orange bitters.

Rye Old Overholt Redemption High West Double Jim Beam Wild Turkey Templeton add $2 Bulleit add $2

Bourbon Buffalo Trace Old Grand-Dad 100 Old Grand-Dad 114 W.L. Weller 107 Maker's Mark Maker's 46 add $2 Woodford Reserve add $2

Please ask to see our spirits book for more selections.

"The first thing in the human personality that dissolves in alcohol is dignity." Author Unknown


8. From the Beforetime Aviation London dry gin, Maraschino, lemon, crème de violette Boomerang Cocktail Rye whiskey, Swedish punsch, dry vermouth, lemon Boulevardier Bourbon, Campari, sweet vermouth Brazil Cocktail Dry vermouth, Manzanilla sherry, absinthe, Angostura bitters Chicago Cocktail Cognac, curacao, Champagne Daiquiri Rum, lime, sugar Death in the Afternoon Champagne, absinthe, lemon peel Death on the Gulf Stream Genever style gin, lime, Angostura bitters Diamondback Bonded rye whiskey, bonded apple brandy, Green Chartreuse Empire Cocktail Dry gin, Calvados, apricot brandy Eddie Brown Cocktail London dry gin, Cocchi Americano, apricot brandy Fascinator Cocktail Dry gin, dry vermouth, absinthe, mint Gimlet #1 Dry gin, fresh lime, simple syrup Gimlet #2 Dry gin, housemade lime cordial Gin Rickey Dry Gin, lime, soda


8. In the Long Long Ago Grasshopper Green crème de menthe, crème de cacao, cream Hanky Panky London dry gin, sweet vermouth, Fernet Branca Irish Cream Irish whiskey, demerara, cream Jack Rose Bonded apple brandy, housemade grenadine, lemon Journalist Cocktail Dry gin, sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, lemon, Angostura Last Word London dry gin, Green Chartreuse, Maraschino, fresh lime Martinez Old tom gin, sweet vermouth, Maraschino, Angostura bitters Pegu Club London dry gin, orange curacao, fresh lime, Angostura bitters Rob Roy Blended Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters Sazerac Bonded rye whiskey, demerara, Peychaud's bitters, absinthe Sidecar Cognac, curacao, lemon Stinger Cognac, white crème de menthe Widow's Kiss Bonded apple brandy, Benedictine, Yellow Chartreuse, Angostura bitters


9. The Invention of the Wheel {Draught}

Denotes local offerings

Argus Brewing, Chicago, IL Samuel Adams, New World Tripel Boston, MA Stone Brewing, Escondido, CA Allagash Black, Portland, ME Krombacher, Krombach, Germany

Steam Beer Belgian Tripel IPA Belgian Stout German Pilsner

5.4% 10% 5.3% 7.5% 4.8%

6 9 7 8 6

{Packages} Metropolitan, Flywheel

Chicago, IL Lager Saison Blonde Ale

5% 6.5% 4.2%

7 8 9 8 7 16 10 8

Goose Island, Sofie, Chicago, IL Half Acre, Gossamer 16oz

Chicago, IL

Finch's, Cut Throat 16oz

Chicago, IL

American Pale Ale 5.5% Biere de Garde

Two Brothers, Domaine DuPage

Warrenville, IL


JK's Scrumpy 22oz

Flushing, MI

Organic Hard Cider 5% Imperial IPA Wheat Ale

Bell's, Hopslam, Galesburg, MI Bell's, Oberon, Galesburg, MI

10% 6%

"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer." Frank Zappa


9. The Invention of the Wheel, Cont'd {Packages} Anchor, San Francisco, CA, California Steam Beer Stone/Bear Republic/Fat Head's TBA Brown Ale Chimay Red Belgian Dubbel Scourmont Abbey, Belgium Lagunitas, Petaluma, CA IPA Avery, White Rascal Witbier Boulder, CO Lion, Sri Lanka Imperial Stout Guinness 16oz draught can Stout Guinness, Foreign Extra Stout Dublin, Ireland Victory, Storm King Imperial Stout Downingtown, PA Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Aged Scotch Ale Edinburgh, Scotland Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Aged Scotch Ale Edinburgh, Scotland Samuel Adams, Wee Heavy Smoked Scotch Ale Boston, MA Budweiser, St. Louis, MO American Adjunct Lager Miller High Life 7oz American Adjunct Lager Miller Lite, Milwaukee, WI Light Lager Corona 24oz, Mexico American Adjunct Lager 5% 7.1% 7% 5.7% 5.6% 8.8% 4.1% 7.5% 9.1% 7.4% 6.6% 10% 5% 5% 4.2% 4.6% 7 10 11 7 7 8 8 9 10 8 8 8 5 3 5 14

"Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world." Kaiser Wilhelm


10. By the Glass

{ Bubbles }

nv nv nv nv Francois Montand Blanc de Blancs Brut, France Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs, Carneros, USA La Marca Prosecco, Veneto, Italy Domaine Chandon Brut, Napa Valley, USA 11 16 11 13

{ White }

2010 Argiolas, Costamolino, Vermentino, Sardengna, Italy 2010 Touraine, Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley, France 2011 Terranoble Classic Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley, Chile 2010 Schloss Vollrad Qualitätswein, Riesling, Germany 2010 MacMurray Ranch Pinot Gris, Sonoma Coast, USA 2010 Licia Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain 2009 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay, Santa Barbara, USA 2010 Corte Giara, Pinot Grigio, Italy 2010 Loimer Lois Gruner Veltliner, Austria 10 12 9 12 12 12 13 9 10

{ Red }

2009 Dry Creek Zinfandel, Sonoma County, USA 2009 Kunin "Pape Star," Central Coast, USA 2010 Alfredo Roca, Pinot Noir, Mendoza, Argentina 2010 Belle Glos "Meiomi" Pinot Noir, California, USA 2009 Hullabaloo Zinfandel, Napa Valley, USA 2010 Punto Final Malbec Clasico, Mendoza, Argentina 2009 Trefethan "Double T", Napa, USA 2010 La Cartuja Priorat, Spain 2009 M. Chapoutier Belleruche Côtes-du-Rhône, France 2008 Yangarra Shiraz, Mclaren Vale, Australia 12 15 10 15 10 11 15 13 12 13

"Wine is bottled poetry." Robert Louis Stevenson



"The harsh, useful things of the world, from pulling teeth to digging potatoes, are best done by men who are as starkly sober as so many convicts in the death-house, but the lovely and useless things, the charming and exhilarating things, are best done by men with, as the phrase is, a few sheets in the wind." H.L. Mencken, Prejudices, Fourth Series, 1924



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