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House Cocktails
   

Clock Without Hands 12

—Very Old Barton Bonded, Amer Gingembre, Genmaicha Green Tea, Yuzu Honey, Fresh Lemon

Asian citrus, Ginger, and Green Tea converge triumphantly in this bright and bracing refreshment. Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to take it lying down. Two or three of these may not halt time, but it’ll surely slow things down a bit.

Don’t Tell Mama    12

—Wild Turkey Longbranch, Suze, Nux Alpina Walnut Liqueur, Tempus Fugit Creme de Banane

You Make me so happy. I could eat you up.

The Hegewisch 12

—Jim Beam Bonded, Carpano Antica, Cherry Heering, Genepy

(Pronounced: “heg-wish”) Inspired by Chicago’s southernmost neighborhood, this blue collar sipper conjures up flavors of autumn with hints of cherry, salted chocolate and simultaneously packs a punch with a stiff bonded bourbon backbone. Raise a glass to one of Chicago’s grittiest neighborhoods and cheers to another enduring season.

The Kentucky Kick-start 14

—Maker’s Mark Private Select Red Top, Dark Matter Coffee, Cap Corse Blanc, Honey, Fresh Lemon

Coffee and Quina Quina play nicely in this citrusy eye-opener. Sometimes detoxing and retoxing tastes a little better than it should, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying this cocktail morning, noon, or night.

Beyond Good & Evil     12

—Calvados Coquerel, Laird’s Apple Brandy, Cinnamon, Rhine Hall La Normande, Orleans Bitter

Good, evil, right, wrong… we’re beyond these things. This is apple pie.

Styles and Stigmas    12

—Hendrick’s Gin, Gabriel Boudier Saffron Gin, Dow’s Tawny Port, RTC Fields of France Rooibos, Demerara, Fresh Lemon, Egg White

For uses spanning from textiles to medicinal purposes, saffron has been traded and used for well over three millennia. It’s vivid color has been used to dye the robes of Buddhist monks, while the Sumerians incorporated it in their remedies and magical potions. That being said, tilting back one of these gin sours might very well cure your melancholy in more ways than one, just try not to spill it on your shirt.

Ex Oblivione     12

—Plantation Jamaican Rum, Orchard Pear, Amer Fleur de Joie, Orgeat, Fresh Lime, Kentucky Fried Ice Cream Ale

“As the gate swung wider and the sorcery of the drug and the dream pushed me through, I knew that all sights and glories were at an end; for in that new realm was neither land nor sea, but only the white void of unpeopled and illimitable space. So, happier than I had ever dared hope to be, I dissolved again into that native infinity of crystal oblivion from which the daemon Life had called me for one brief and desolate hour.” — H.P. Lovecraft


The Farmer’s Hotel        12

—Pueblo Viejo Reposado, El Buho Mezcal, Campari, Punt e Mes, Cinnamon

Bridge summer to winter. Brimming with gentle cinnamon spice and subtle bitterness, it’s both bright enough to remind you of the warm months and robust enough to keep you warm through the cool ones. It’s like those shooters you took in college finally grew up and got a job.

 

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

 

RARE COCKTAILS

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 2o
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.