House Cocktails

Afternoon Tea Fizz 10
Very Old Barton, Branca Menta, English Breakfast Tea, Lemon, Demerara, Mint
"I take sure with tea {afternoon tea} / You take milk if you please {afternoon tea} / Like you talking to me / Because you ease my mind."

Lion’s Eye 12
Pearse Lyons Reserve, Chareau Aloe Liqueur, Tiki Bitters
It’s Spring in Chicago, which means more snow on the horizon. Escape to your own personal dream patio in the meantime. A boozy bright classic just might do the trick.

The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle 12
Old Overholt Bonded Rye, Rooibos, Lavender, Honey, Lemon,
Blue Pea Leaf Tea

To give one the ol’ razzle dazzle you must hit ‘em with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Try two different teas, some lavender, and some rye. You’ll be tappin’ your toes in no time.

The Red Carpet 12
J.W. Dant, Lillet Rouge, Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao, Lemon
This reimagining of a classic balances the bold flavors of Cacao with the bitter tannins of an aromatized wine, producing a complex bourbon sipper. Treat yourself to the good life.

Roderick Toombs 12
Bank Note Scotch, Averna, Laphroaig, Cacao, Maple, Orange Bitters, Bacon, Salt
Just when you think you have the answer, I change the question! This big, boozy brown and stirred finds a balance between salty, smoky and sweet so perfect it would make your sweet mama cry! This cocktail is here to do two things......and we are all out of bubblegum.

Next Stop Saturn 12
Trois Rivières Rhum Agricole, Amaretto, Lychee, Rose Water,
Lime, Prosecco

Dear Reader, welcome aboard. Let us steward you on your journey down a pathway to unknown worlds, where flavors of lychee, rose, and amaretto bring cosmic balance to the funky earthiness of Rhum Agricole and the effervescent anti-gravity of Prosecco.

A Meteor in the Sky 12
Pueblo Viejo Blanco Tequila, Xicaru Mezcal, Basil, Torched
Grapefruit, Lime

In the face of possible extinction one must choose to gather materials and seek shelter, or face their impending doom head on. Regardless of your choice, this fresh yet citrusy concoction will be enough to get you through the storm.

Infinite Puns 12
Zhumir, Beet Juice, Lime, Soda, Dill
Built from simple ingredients, this endlessly sippable drink has a complexity that can’t be beet.

Form VII 12
Sipsmith Gin, Genever, Creme De Violette, Lemon, Egg Whites
How many arms do you see? A creation to offer an answer for weakness any master may possess. A state of mind, a path leading through the penumbra of darkness. An oblate sphere of purple fi re. A weapon, an ally, The Light.


Classic Whiskey Cocktails

Longman Manhattan 10
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.
+ with Russell's Reserve L&E Barrel Select 12

Old Fashioned 10
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.
+ with Blanton’s L&E Barrel Select 16

Sazerac 10
Wild Turkey 101 Rye, Pierre Ferrand 1840 , Peychaud’s &
Angostura Bitters, 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.
+ with Thomas H. Handy 2017 22

Whiskey Sour 10
Maker’s Mark, Lemon, Sugar, Egg White
We do nothing to make this classic weird or different. We just try to make it the best way we know how. Requires a longer shake. Thank your bartender.
+ with Maker’s Mark L&E Private Select 2016 14



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 22
Old Rip Van Winkle 107, 2005 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.