Elegant aromas of ripe black raspberries and plums tempt your nose, followed by loads of red fruits, licorice, and spice
Gamay, Domaine La Vignette, 2016, Touraine, Loire, France
Black and fruits, black pepper and hints of smoke round out this light bodied red
Cold Drip Sangria
Possibly the best Sangria in town. Judge for yourself
Apple Pear Martini
While messing with original recipes is often disdained in the cocktail world, the Apple Pear Martini is the kind of laid-back drink that it's best not to get too worked up about. Ford's Gin and apple liqueur set it off, while apple cider and celery bitters add balance
Vodka is like an actor who never steals the spotlight but always makes other perfomers shine. Tito's Vodka, Combier liqueur, lime juice and ginger liqueur are the stars in this beautiful and necessary drink for all year round
It ain't fancy, but that's a big part of its appeal. Because at the end of a long day--scratch that; long week--you don't always feel like challenging your palate, or even thinking about it very much. Slaughter House whiskey and cherry heering liqueur add the complexity, Amaretto de Sabroso and maple syrup add herbaceousness
It's Friday afternoon, and if you're lucky you've got about 60 hours before you have to think or speak to anybody else again. Time for the Kentucky Mule - the comfortable T-shirt of cocktails. Jim Beam, vanilla syrup and ginger beer do the twist in this classic
If you've ever been to a winter themed party or exotic bar, chances are you've been served eggnog. Unless you're especially lucky or just happen to have a thing for eggnog, however, chances are even better you've been served a fraud. Denizen 8 year rum and 10 year Tawny port form the backbone. The addition of an egg white makes the drink creamy and luscious
You just want a nice, easy drink, one that's as loyal and friendly as an old dog, that doesn't mind if you pad around the living room in your socks or lie back on the couch watching shows you'd never dare admit you enjoy. Who's it gonna tell, anyway? Piedra Azul Tequila, Ancho Reyes liqueur, hibiscus liqueur, fennel bitters. It's simple and delicious
Bin 36 Old Fashioned
I consider this drink important not just from a historical standpoint, but also as a glimpse of how diverse the world of cocktails can be. This Old Fashioned is new, sleek and just a little racy. Slaughter House American whiskey is the king here, Fee's aztec chocolate & orange bitters add a rich complex flavors, house macerated cherries add balance
Bin 36 Manhattan
If there were no other reason to include this drink on this list, I'd still put the Manhattan here for best reason of all: your grandmother drinks them. James Pepper 1776 Rye, cherry Heering liqueur, Capano Antica sweet vermouth are complimentated by house macerated cherries. Served up or on the rocks
With its opening in December 1999, BIN 36 uncorked a dynamic new era in contemporary wining and dining with its multi-faceted, wine-driven concept. So much more than a traditional restaurant, BIN 36 is a thriving, one-stop destination for young professionals, area business people and Chicago visitors seeking everything from cappuccinos and small plates to a quick lunch, an after-work social scene or full-service, casual fine dining – even convenient shopping for wines, books and gifts.
Overseen by the award-winning Wine Director Brian Duncan, who has twice been nominated for James Beard Awards for Outstanding Wine Service, the user-friendly BIN 36 wine program is based on a foundation of fifty wines available by the taste, glass, flight or bottle. BIN 36’s user-friendly wine pairing system has been enthusiastically received, both locally and nationally.
Though a wine-driven concept at heart, BIN 36 has received numerous accolades for its contemporary American cuisine, developed seasonally under the watchful eye of Executive Chef John Caputo. Dining options abound at BIN 36, including a Cheese Bar offering 50 artisanal cheeses and the café-style Tavern, a popular meeting spot serving light fare from early lunch on weekdays or breakfast on weekends until late night. In the Cellar, BIN 36’s seasonal contemporary American fare offers a more in-depth dining experience for lunch or dinner.