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jackie saland 

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top 5 chicago cocktails

top 5 chicago cocktails


so I've been exploring chicago cocktails and have found, and even created one, just for you! (ok, I mean I drink them too 😋)


left hook right jab

the aviary

 here are my top 5 drink finds in chicago!

first up is the aviary

it is a cocktail bar that makes art out of your drinks, we did the three course cocktail progression for $65 each, which was plenty to drink, my favorite of the three was the "left hook right jab" it has egg whites in it, and it's delicious. Next time I go I'm going to do a la carte (requires $20 deposit per person) and just stick to this drink (like I said, I'm very picky 😊)

next up, and right down the street, located in the west loop is federales! 


tequila time  


they have amazing tacos and their house marg is made with avion tequila (the nicer the tequila the better the hangover?) but the true winner here is their tequila shots, in ice cube shot glasses. That you throw at a bell after you take!

Now if you find yourself in bridgeport, or just go to Bridgeport for maria's packaged goods

they have one of the best old fashioned cocktails because their selection of whisky is unreal! They have "the basement" filled with whisky, bourbon and beers 🍻 that are hard to find and little pricy but if something has been on your list to try, say like pappy van winkle 20yr, they have it 🥃 

now the last two are custom, and not on the menu, but if you ask for them you will get them! (secrets, secrets are no fun, unless you tell everyone 💁🏻)

 if you find yourself at lh rooftop

ask for a custom drink, that's right, and they will ask you your alchohal of choice and what you like. i said spicy silver tequila, and got one heck of a cocktail 🍹 play around with it, don't be afraid to ask for exactly what you want! life is short, don't waste the calories on bad drinks 🙅🏻


the xoxo jackie  

the westin  

 last, but not least, is my drink that I customized! The "xoxojackie" at the westin chicago river north

 they will serve this drink to you at the hotel lobby bar and the 320 river bar ( get it there because they have $5 happy hour drinks 💕)

what's in the "xoxojackie" you ask? well I can't tell you because then it would be the xoxo(insert your name here),  I know I'm keeping secrets, but if you go try it you'll forgive me 😊) 

cheers 🍹🥃🍸


chicago rooftops & patios

chicago rooftops & patios