Happy Hour | 10/12/09
Drink Up Chicago
We at Home + Garden love all things architecture, but we also have our limits. So when I say that the Willis Tower tastes like passionfruit, trust me that I did not just lick it. Rather, Cityscape Bar on the 15th floor of the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza is rolling out its Architectural Martini Tour today—a selection of eight new drinks inspired by buildings visible from its perch. I sat down with Anthony Langan, the brains behind the libations, to taste the skyline. Let’s just say that I have a new appreciation for 333 W. Wacker.
Merchandise Mart: “The Classic Mart-ini”
Boeing International Headquarters: “Mile High Martini”
Carbide & Carbon Building: “The Elemental Bellini”
Civic Opera House: “Insull’s Throne”
333 W. Wacker Drive: “The River Below”
Willis Tower: “Skyy Deck”
John Hancock Center: “Streeterville Dirty Martini”
R.R. Donnelley Building: “Energy Beam”
If your favorite building is not on the menu, Langan says Cityscape would be happy to invent a drink for any structure you request.
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