Whiskey Cocktails

A Change of Heart  12
Old Weller Antique 107, Genepy, Burnt Orange, Cranberry, Lemon
We have been called "hoarders" a time or two, because we hoard. But this time when we heard we could get even less of one of our favorite whiskeys we decided to put it with delicious winter flavors and let you drink it instead. While supplies last. 

Glove Palmer  10
Maker's Mark, Cherry Heering, Genepy, Chocolate City Iced Coffee, Swan Creek Maple, Grapefruit, Lemon
This is to making snowmen what iced tea and lemonade is to golf. R.I.P.

Standing Alone (Without a Dream In My Heart) 10
Jim Beam Double Oak, Toasted Chai Spices, Hitachino White Ale, Orange, Grapefruit
Sometimes you graduate out of drinking mediocre products, and sometimes your nostalgia leads you to create cocktails imitating the flavors you remember- with awesome ingredients- because you are so very sophisticated now.

Oh Drift   10                                                                                                     
Suntory Toki, Salers, Breckenridge Bitters, Amaro Montenegro                                   Delicate, balanced, and aromatic- this autumn sipper is served slightly under room temperature to highlight each component.                                                                                  

Predictive Text  10
Old Grand Dad 114, Letherbee Fernet, Luxardo Maraschino, Branca Menta, Chocolate Bitters
The drink is tasting good when you feel it warming your mind. The purpose of the whiskey is tasting the drink unless it is the purpose of the drink. A drink is required when there is no drink. This is the purpose of all drinks in this book. This is the purpose of all drinks. 

Unionizer 10
Bank Note Scotch, Bitter Truth EXR, Pineau Des Charantes, Fernet Branca
Using only European ingredients we have created a way for your mouth to freely travel between borders on the train of a delicious and hearty winter beverage. 

North Pull
Lot 40 Rye, Brovo Jammy, Amaro Lucano Anniversario, Grand Sapin
Corn subsidies and election results have sent good people and good grains looking North for a chance to thrive. You can keep the love right here in Chicago with this aromatic and herbal sipper. 



Classic Whiskey Cocktails

Old Fashioned   9
Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Cherry & Orange & Old Fashioned bitters, Demerara Sugar, Citrus Zest
Our house old fashioned brings in the aroma of your grandfather's old fashioned without the mess.

Barrel Select Old Fashioned 12
Same as above made with Eagle Rare L&E Barrel Select.

Longman Manhattan   9
Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Punt é Mes, Angostura & Cherry bitters
The Manhattan is a classic cocktail that will never go out of style and will always remain in the top ten most popular American cocktails.

Barrel Select Longman Manhatten 12
Same as above made with Russell's Reserve L&E Barrel Select.

Sazerac  9
Wild Turkey 101 Rye, Landy Cognac, Peychaud's, Angostura, Sugar, Letherbee Absinthe
This classic New Orleans cocktail was originally made with cognac but eventually moved to rye whiskey. Ours uses both in order to balance out the spicy and the sweet.



House Cocktails


Yo Quiero Montaña   10
Sotol Por Siempre, Bonal, Genepy, Earl Grey Crema, Lemon
Dear Reader, 
I offer to you a mountain medley, if you will. A gentian aperitif, an alpine liqueur, and the state drink of Chihuahua, Mexico, that only grows 3000 feet above sea level form the base of this refreshing respite from the relentless onslaught of winter.                             

The End of Something  10
El Dorado White Rum, Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof Rum, Ancho Reyes, Grapefruit, Lime, Demerara, Bittermans Hellfire Shrub
It's been a long year, and we are in for a rough winter. You deserve a break. Treat yourself to this refreshingly tart and slightly spicy winter bracer. 

The Great Pretender  10
Oppidan Gin, Rosso Antico, Grapefruit, Allspice, Lemon, Cuvée de Jacobins Rouge, Sage
During the Jacobean era, a pretender was considered to be someone who maintained a claim to a position of rank they once held in a royal house after an overthrow.  These wannabes still acted like they had swag. This refreshing winter slammer is not only a riff on classic and house Negronis, it might do some overthrowing of its own. So riff or rebellion put on your crown (ear muffs) and drink another. 

Good Riddance  10
St. George Terroir, Salers, Cherry Heering, Maple
Your favorite artists are dying, everyone is splitting up, the world is chaos. It's safe to say 2016 was no one's favorite year. But we think of our little woodsy gin friend here as a little bright spot. Maple, cherries and even hints of douglas fir, this drink is a reminder of everything we love about this time of year. So raise a glass! Here's to good friends, good drinks, and the death rattle of this twelve month long dumpster fire. 

Pedro and the Starcatcher  10
Puebla Viejo Añejo, PX Sherry, Averna, Grapefruit, Honey, Lemon
It's like Neverland except it's not for jerk children who refuse to grow up. This cocktail has well aged tequila and sherry working together with just enough refreshing ingredients to make pirates arrrgue over how many they've had. Take the 2nd star to the right, then head to a 4 AM bar after.





At L&E, we're lucky enough to have access to some of the best bourbon available, some would cry foul of putting one of these rare spirits in a cocktail, but we fall back on our tried and true motto "whiskey for your mouth...not for our shelf!" For more rare spirits, ask for a glimpse at our RARE menu

Shot-Caller   20
Old Rip Van Winkle 107, 2001 Neipoort Colhieta Port, Swan Creek Maple, Roasted Orange
We took our tasting notes from this amazing and highly prized bourbon and found other beautiful ingredients that gave off those characteristics. We used them in the smallest quantities to give the whiskey a chance to shine in the first of our rare cocktail offerings.





The Old Virgin 12
Alcohol-Removed Bourbon*, Alcohol-Free Bitters, Swan Creek Maple, Citrus Oil
Because when the beverage director's wife was pregnant and wanted an Old Fashioned without the booze he had to get creative. It does, however, require 4 ounces of 100 proof bourbon to burn down to each portion size. 
*May contain traces of alcohol

Too too 6
Burnt Orange, Cranberry, Grapefruit, Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon, Toasted Chai Spices, Season's Ginger Demi-Sec Soda
The five most common words in an alcohol free drink order are "fruity but not too sweet." Because drinks like that are delicious. We take pride in the balance of our drinks and we think this composed virgin cocktail embodies that request well.