Wicker Park bar named most creative bar in the US


CHICAGO (WLS) — There’s a “hot spot” in Wicker Park that makes “Chicago Proud.” “The Violet Hour” was named the most creative bar in the country by Food & Wine Magazine.

The bar was singled out by readers of “Food & Wine” magazine, who voted in their first ever reader’s choice awards. David Branch of The Violet Hour joined ABC 7 Eyewitness News to talk more about the win as the best boundary-pushing bar.

Below is information on the featured cocktails at 7:00.

Golf Clap

1 oz Pork Nose Scotch

oz BroVo Lucky Falernum

oz Ritual Pineapple

oz Chinola

+ oz Orgeat

oz Lime

Glassware: Rocks

Garnish: pineapple frond + dehydrated pineapple core

Ice: Big Rock

Directions: Shake all ingredients with ice, and strain into a rocks glass with a large rock. Garnish with pineapple frond and dehydrated pineapple core

Vibe Control

oz Dragonfly Tequila

1 oz Amaro Abano

oz Licor 43

oz Accompanying Coffee Liqueur

1 Egg

Glassware: Balloon

Garnish: Chile Bitters spray + nutmeg

Ice: None

Directions: Shake all ingredients with two cubes of ice until fluffy, strain into a highball glass. Top with a spritz of Amargo de Chile and freshly grated nutmeg.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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