Cocktail

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SEASONAL Cocktails
   

Strength in Blunders 10
Very Old Barton, Ancho Reyes, Genmaicha, Maple, Grapefruit, Top Note Ginger Beer
We discovered this combination of flavors by accident when we were out of the ingredient we wished to use. Even though each aspect of this cocktail has a strong flavor on its own, when together they scream at a forgivably inappropriate volume, “DRINK ME WHEN YOU WANT TO FEEL NOSTALGIC ABOUT AUTUMN.”

The Life and Thyme 14
Suntory Toki, Grand Sapine, Smoked Thyme, Honey, Lemon, Super-Carbonated Water
As we look forward to longer days and brighter skies, we also look fondly on the past, remembering old friends and older traditions. Enjoy this sipper with one of our favorite single barrel bourbons in anticipation of things to come.

Horse Feather 12
Belle Meade Bourbon, Dolin Genepy, Lillet Rouge, Amaro
Cinpatrazzo, Chocolate City Iced Coffee, Hopped Grapefruit Bitters

Nelson’s Green Brier’s Belle Meade, with its strong rye spice
and long fi nish, provides a fi rm backbone for bittersweet and
herbaceous additions to create a complex yet smooth sipping
autumnal treat.            

Commonality 12
Maker's Mark, Gonzalez La Copa Vermouth, Baska Snaps, Black Pepper
Black Pepper, the world’s most commonly traded spice, takes center stage as we support it with a sweet American Bourbon, a bitter Scandinavian malort, and an herbal Spanish sherry-based sweet vermouth. Served just below room temperature, this slow-sipper is a toast to delicious and uncommon flavor combinations.

Dates and Confused 12
Finn’s Barrel Aged Gin, Carpano Antica, Dates, Amer Gingembre, Lemon, White Pepper
As we leave summer vacation behind us, the sweet and spicy flavors of fall give us new reasons to party. This coming of age cocktail will leave you feeling far out, man.

Ode to the Families 12
Pueblo Viejo, Vida Mezcal, Bonal, Spiced Cranberries, Half Acre
Double Daisy Cutter

Setting up travel plans to see loved ones can be a difficult
endeavor, and then seeing them can be just as diffi cult for any
number of reasons. These fl avors might bring to mind those
autumn gatherings, but with the right amount of balance,
complexity, and booze to keep you smiling.

Keep your Gin Up 12
Letherbee Gin, Yellow Chartreuse, Amaro Noveis, Blandy’s 5yr
Sercial Madeira, Letherbee Charred Oak Absinthe

The world is a hard place sometimes. That gives us reason to reconnect with the things we love. This drink tries to embody that philosophy as slow-sipping, complex, strong, delightful, and gin-forward.

One for the Sages 12
Cruzan Blackstrap and Aged Rums, Cherry Bounce, Orange,
Maple, Sage, Lemon, English Breakfast

May we give you a word of advice? Never ever change your underwear. Nah just kidding- change your clothes, change
your president, and change your drinking preference to this
cocktail every day.

Winter is Coming 20 {served in a take-home mug}
Old Grand-Dad 114, Amaro Silano, Cynar, Egg White, Lemon, Bitters
While there may not be an ice dragon flying around Chicago yet, we all know the next season is coming. Luckily, this transitional time provides the perfect setting to enjoy this amarii driven autumn sour..

                                       

 

Classic Whiskey Cocktails
 

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.

Barrel Select Old Fashioned 1
Same as above made with Blanton's L&E Barrel Select.

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.

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

Sazerac  10
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.
 

 
 

 

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  20
Old Rip Van Winkle 107, 200 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.

Ye Olde Chicagoan 40
1960’s Cynar, 1980’s Old Charter 8 Year, Jeppson’s Malort, SaltWe 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.

 

 

 

Non-Alcoholic 

Wither Wilt 6
Genmaicha, Maple, Grapefruit, Lemon, Ginger Beer, Bay Leaf
Get fresh and drink something fancy, without the hangover.