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New Happy Hour Happenings

17 Aug Cantina Laredo Low Cal Cocktails

 

Local Restaurants and Lounges Offer Extra Incentives to Imbibe

Happy hour is back, which certainly gives Illinois residents a cause for celebration! From the Loop to Lakeview, local restaurants and lounges now offer extra incentives to slip out of the office and into a cocktail. Daily happy hour deals at Nacional 27, Tallboy Taco, Tesori, III Forks Prime Steakhouse, Cantina Laredo and Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club are outlined below.

Nacional 27 and Tallboy Taco

325 W. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654
 312​-​664​-​2727 (N27) N27Chicago.com 312-488-4917 (Tallboy) TallboyTaco.com

  • Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday, 5-7 p.m.; Friday 4-6 p.m.
    Monday: Margaritas $6
  • Tuesday: Sangria $5
  • Wednesday: Select glasses of wine $5
  • Thursday: Select beers and tallboys $3
  • Friday: Margaritas $5

Tesori Trattoria and Bar
65 E. Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603 312.786.9911 TesoriChicago.com

  • Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m.; Saturday, 12-3; Sunday, 1-3 p.m.
  • Monday: Pizza and any beer $10
  • Tuesday: Wine on tap $5
  • Wednesday: Wine by the glass $6
    Thursday: Specialty cocktails $5
  • Friday: Sangria by the glass $5
  • Saturday & Sunday: Pizza and any wine by the glass $10

III Forks Prime Steakhouse 

180 N. Field Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60601 312.938.4303 3Forks.com

  • Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m.
  • $1 oysters; half-priced draft beers and cocktails on tap
  • Available in the main dining room and on the rooftop patio

Cantina Laredo

508 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654 312-955-0014 CantinaLaredo.com

  • Happy Hour: Monday-Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Half-off Casaritas, house wine, draft and bottled beer
  • Half-priced small plates in the upstairs lounge, Monday-Friday 4-7 p.m.

 

Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club

3700 N. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60613 773-525-1111 KitKatChicago.com

  • Happy Hour: Sunday-Friday, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • All martinis $4 and half-priced small plates

VIDEO: Red White And Blue Layered Drink Recipe

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Watch our how-to video for a quick demo on how to get the layered effect in this red, white and blue layered drink. Instructions and quantities are listed below. Cheers!

 

Red white and blue layered drink (Poor Girl's Guide Chicago)

Red white and blue layered drink (Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago)

SMALL BATCH / INDIVIDUAL DRINK RECIPE:

 

Ingredients:

 

Red= 

  • Hawaiian Punch OR
  • Cranberry Juice
  • *Mix alcohol here (optional, I use Vodka)

 

Blue =

  • Light blue Gatorade, watered down with any of these options….
  • Diet Sprite, Diet 7-Up, Soda Water, Plain Water

 

White = Ice

Quantities:

 

  • Red drink & Vodka mix = 1/3
  • Blue drink (75%) & water or clear diet drink to dilute it (25%)= 1/3
  • Ice = 1/3

 

For this drink, I use thirds to make it easy. The amounts will vary depending on how many you’re making and the size of the glasses.

 

Red white and blue layered drink (Poor Girl's Guide Chicago)

Red white and blue layered drink (Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago)

 

Instructions:

 

The key to this drink is the sugar levels. The more sugary drink will stay on the bottom and drink with less sugar will float to the top. Mix your alcohol in the red layer so the extra sugar will help keep it at the bottom. With the ice included, you’ll get the red, white and blue layered effect!

 

  1. In 1 cocktail shaker mix your desired red drink with alcohol if you’re using it. For 4 drinks, I use 6 shots of vodka and fill the rest of the cocktail shaker with cranberry juice or Hawaiian Punch
  2.  Pour red mixture in to empty glasses
  3.  Add ice so your cups are now 1/3 red, 1/3 ice. Use plenty of ice to act as a separator between the red and blue. Eventually the ice will float to the top.
  4.  In the 2nd cocktail shaker, mix 75% blue drink with 25% clear liquid, choices noted above
  5.  Pour blue drink SLOWLY directly over the ice to avoid mixing

 

*Garnish with American flag toothpicks, red or blue berries & enjoy!

 

 

 

LARGE BATCH / DRINK DISPENSER RECIPE:

 Ingredients:

  • Same as above

 

Quantities:

 

  • Red =  2 Liter or large bottle of cranberry or punch
  • Blue = 4 large light blue Gatorades, watered down 1/4 a liter of any of these options: Diet Sprite, Diet 7-Up, Soda Water, Plain Water
  • White = ice

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Same as above for small batch recipe
  2. Replace cocktail shakers with pitchers and pre-mix separately before pouring in to the dispenser
  3. Follow the same order – 1) red, 2) Ice 3) blue mix

 

VIDEO: Red White And Blue Layered Drink Recipe

8 Jun Red white and blue layered drink (Poor Girl's Guide Chicago)

 

 

Watch our how-to video for a quick demo on how to get the layered effect in this red, white and blue layered drink. Instructions and quantities are listed below. Cheers!

 

Red white and blue layered drink (Poor Girl's Guide Chicago)

Red white and blue layered drink (Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago)

SMALL BATCH / INDIVIDUAL DRINK RECIPE:

 

Ingredients:

 

Red= 

  • Hawaiian Punch OR
  • Cranberry Juice
  • *Mix alcohol here (optional, I use Vodka)

 

Blue =

  • Light blue Gatorade, watered down with any of these options….
  • Diet Sprite, Diet 7-Up, Soda Water, Plain Water

 

White = Ice

Quantities:

 

  • Red drink & Vodka mix = 1/3
  • Blue drink (75%) & water or clear diet drink to dilute it (25%)= 1/3
  • Ice = 1/3

 

For this drink, I use thirds to make it easy. The amounts will vary depending on how many you’re making and the size of the glasses.

 

Red white and blue layered drink (Poor Girl's Guide Chicago)

Red white and blue layered drink (Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago)

 

Instructions:

 

The key to this drink is the sugar levels. The more sugary drink will stay on the bottom and drink with less sugar will float to the top. Mix your alcohol in the red layer so the extra sugar will help keep it at the bottom. With the ice included, you’ll get the red, white and blue layered effect!

 

  1. In 1 cocktail shaker mix your desired red drink with alcohol if you’re using it. For 4 drinks, I use 6 shots of vodka and fill the rest of the cocktail shaker with cranberry juice or Hawaiian Punch
  2.  Pour red mixture in to empty glasses
  3.  Add ice so your cups are now 1/3 red, 1/3 ice. Use plenty of ice to act as a separator between the red and blue. Eventually the ice will float to the top.
  4.  In the 2nd cocktail shaker, mix 75% blue drink with 25% clear liquid, choices noted above
  5.  Pour blue drink SLOWLY directly over the ice to avoid mixing

 

*Garnish with American flag toothpicks, red or blue berries & enjoy!

 

 

 

LARGE BATCH / DRINK DISPENSER RECIPE:

 Ingredients:

  • Same as above

 

Quantities:

 

  • Red =  2 Liter or large bottle of cranberry or punch
  • Blue = 4 large light blue Gatorades, watered down 1/4 a liter of any of these options: Diet Sprite, Diet 7-Up, Soda Water, Plain Water
  • White = ice

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Same as above for small batch recipe
  2. Replace cocktail shakers with pitchers and pre-mix separately before pouring in to the dispenser
  3. Follow the same order – 1) red, 2) Ice 3) blue mix

 

Red, White And Blue Punch Recipe

14 May 4th of July Punch - Cranberry punch with blueberries
4th of July Punch - Cranberry punch with blueberries

Red, White & Blue Punch

Add a a little something extra to your BBQ this Memorial Day or 4th of July! Try this easy Red, White & Blue punch recipe- perfect for a summer get together.

With cranberry juice and blueberries, this punch is as festive as it is delicious!

Ingredients:

    • 4 cups cranberry juice
    • 1 1/2 liters of vodka
    • 4 cups pineapple juice
    • 2 liters ginger ale
    • blueberries to garnish


Directions:

Prep Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 15 mins

  1. Combine all ingredients except the ginger ale.
  2. Chill until serving time.
  3. Pour into punch bowl and add ginger ale

Chicago Craft Beer Week At Franklin Tap 5.16

14 May Franklin Tap
Franklin Tap

Franklin Tap

Franklin Tap
325 South Franklin St.​
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 212-3262
FranklinTap.com

Chi-PA Day at Franklin Tap

Friday, May 16
11 a.m.-midnight

Hop to it! Franklin Tap will hold a”Chi-PA” beer feature on Friday, May 16. Guests can kickoff Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 15-25) by enjoying locally made IPA and Pale Ale brews from 11 a.m.-midnight. The Loop-located tavern will feature five draughts, four bottled and four canned IPAs from Finch’s, Half Acre, Revolution, Pipeworks, Two Brothers, Goose Island, Une Année and Ale Syndicate breweries (beers outlined below).

Franklin Tap’s full dining menu (bar snacks, soup, salad, wraps, burgers, and sandwiches) will be available in addition to over 75 other brews. Franklin Tap’s Friday special includes $5 Pale Frank draughts (custom brewed by Two Brothers).
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