Best Illinois Themed Cocktails

Hello and welcome to Best Illinois Themed cocktails. Read on to explore recipes for a Chicago Cocktail, a Chicago Punch, an Irish Coffee and a Midwest Mule. So many tasty flavors to discover. Cheers to Best Illinois Themed Cocktails! Please drink responsibly.

Chicago Cocktail

Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add 2 ounces brandy, 2 ounces triple sec and 3-4 dashes bitters. Cover and shake until shaker becomes frosty and most of the ice has melted. Strain ingredients into cocktail glass with ice. Top off with the bubbles of your choice. I choose Dry Brut Sparkling Wine. The dry bubbles and the tangy citrus melded well together. Garnish with orange as desired. Look out soda pop you may have my new replacement right here!

Chicago Punch

Add 2 ounces dark rum, 2 ounces sweet vermouth, 1 ounce lemon juice and 1 ounce cinnamon syrup to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake shaker until it becomes frosty and most of the ice has melted. Strain ingredients into cocktail filled with ice. Garnish with lemon as desired. There are recipes out there that increase each ingredient to create a true punch bowl type of punch. I chose to limit the ingredient amounts to create only one serving, maybe two. But now I am thinking this is a great summer party punch!

Irish Coffee

Place 2 teaspoons brown sugar to coffee mug. Add 4 ounces hot coffee and stir well to dissolve the sugar. Add 2 ounces Irish whiskey. Stir again. Pour 1 ounce heavy cream over spoon so that it layers and stays on the top layer of the glass. My layering skills need a lot of help. You can almost see the coffee part and the cream part! This cocktail is tribute to a city that turns its river green for St Patrick’s Day. Slainte!

Midwest Mule

A mule is a mule is a mule. Why is this one different? It is made with scotch. Scotch, scotchy, scotch! Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add 2 ounces scotch and 1 ounce lime juice. Cover and shake well. Strain ingredients into cocktail glass filled with ice. Top off the cold ginger beer. Stir well.

Best Illinois Themed Cocktails

Thank you for joining me as we discovered Best Illinois Themed Cocktails. We were able to explore and discover some amazing cocktails: Chicago Cocktail, Irish Coffee and more. So many tasty options to represent Illinois. Did your favorite Illinois Themed Cocktail make my list? If not, please share in the comments. I love discovering new treasures.

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Until Next Time,

Erin at WonderLesch

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