The three of us still managed to brave the conditions and fought our way downtown. I wore my Red Wings jersey. At the Art Institute, we did this:
I mention this not because it's particularly relevant; it's just to remind myself that I should contact the old friend and the girl more often. They are wonderful people and I miss them both.
What is quite relevant is this: you can get Fernet in Chicago. True fact.
A good hotel bar can be a traveler’s best friend, especially when it comes with a pedigree like that of the recently opened Sable Kitchen & Bar in Chicago’s Hotel Palomar. With a spirits selection curated by bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout and cocktails like the Fernet- and St. Germain-laced Ginger Dram and the strawberry- and mezcal-bedecked Speaking in Tongues being mixed by Violet Hour alum Mike Ryan, Sable is the perfect bar away from home.Sable is at 505 North State street, which according to the googlz is right downtown-ish. Picture goes here.
For the record, the Ginger Dram consists of:
- 1 3/4 oz. single-malt scotch whisky
- 1 oz. Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
- 2 barspoons Fernet Branca
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Ice cubes
- A dash of DA BEARS
- Lemon twist
- Served in a Nick & Nora glass
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