Category Archives: C is for Cocktail series

C is for Cocktail: This Summer’s WTTW Chicago History Cocktails Are For The Ladies

  Last year, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight featured a series of cocktail creations based on Chicago history. This summer, they’ve brought them back—with a twist. Instead of Chicago politics, they’re focusing on Chicago’s historical leading ladies, starting with Bertha Palmer, the … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail Guest Post: 7 of Chicago’s Most Famous Speakeasies (Which Are Still Open Today!)

Looking for a sip of Chicago history? Then check out this lovely guest post from Liana Camen, the Mayor of Drinxville, about Chicago’s historic Prohibition bars! ~*~ Although Chicago doesn’t have the centuries of history that eastern seaboard cities like Philadelphia, Boston, and … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: Chicago Politics Inspire Original Recipes on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight

~*~ At the end of July 2016, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight blog started posting cocktail recipes—and not just any cocktail recipes. CHICAGO HISTORY cocktail recipes! 😀 What does that mean? Well, it turns out that each post in this Chicago Tonight series pairs a notable Chicago … Continue reading

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C is for Cocktail: Monkeying Around With The Monkey Gland Cocktail

What would you do for a chance at eternal life? For some people in the early 1920s, all it took was a slip of the knife…just as long as they didn’t mind getting a little up close and personal with their ape relatives. … Continue reading

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