The Prettiest, Most Refreshing Spring Cocktails to Try in Chicago

With spring comes pretty and crafted cocktails that taste like a breath of fresh air. In celebration of the first break of warm weather, it’s only right to try out some spring-themed librations, and Chicago offers plenty to indulge in. So cheers to all things flowery, fruity, and refreshing.

Here’s a list of some of the best spring cocktails in Chicago.

 

Fatalistic Death Bloom @ The Violet Hour

The Violet Hour
Photo Credit: The Violet Hour Instagram

1520 North Damen Ave

This sophisticated bar has got some refreshing and wholly inviting cocktails for the Spring. One of the prettiest is the Fatalistic Death Bloom, a fruity mesh of Union Mezcal, Lunazul Blanco, Coco Lopez, Spiced Hibiscus, Pineapple, and Lime, giving you a blushing spring cocktail that calls for fun times.

 

Berries & Bubbles @ Ocean Prime

Berries and Bubbles
Photo Credit: Ocean Prime

87 East Wacker Drive

Though Ocean Prime has just made its debut in April, this seafood and steakhouse has already to proven itself to be supreme in cuisine, ambiance, and cocktails. Featuring at the top of their exceptional qualities is their inventive, and refreshingly vibrant cocktail menu—one being Berries & Bubbles, a Belvedere Citrus Vodka, doused with Marinated Berries, and mixed with fresh lemon, Domaine Chandon Brut, and Dry Ice Smoke 18 to present a smoky, science experiment gone right. Curated to perfection, and simply sweet, this drink will be your favorite go-to (and a great photo op) after you find prime parking.

 

Pulling Strings @ The Whistler

Pulling Strings
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2421 North Milwaukee Avenue

This laid-back Logan Square gem never ceases to amaze with their creative cocktails. Among their new spring librations is Pulling Strings, an intricate combination inspired by Mapo Tofu–a traditional Sichuan dish, featuring tofu bathed in a spicy, oily, and bright sauce. The cocktail contains a savory sesame oil washed Japanese rice vodka, fused with a house made ginger liqueur, lemon, and soy sauce, to make a sweet, yet savory cocktail.

 

Crimson Rose @ Geja’s Café

Crimson Rose
Geja’s Cafe

340 West Armitage Avenue

Perhaps the most romantic destination in Chicago, Geja’s Café is bringing spring to the city with stunning cocktails, each distinctive in appearance, taste, and presentation. And matching the fondue restaurant’s intimate aesthetics is the Crimson Rose, a sultry sip oozing poised confidence. A fusion of prosecco and hibiscus, with lavender wrapped delicately around it, this Crimson Rose wants your undivided attention.

 

Fiore Viola @ Acadia

Fiore Viola
Photo Credit: Anthony Tahlier

1639 South Wabash Avenue

A popular and upscale South Loop destination, Acadia is an exquisite restaurant, with delicious American eats, impeccable service, and lovely cocktails. This year, they’re welcoming warm weather with a stunning spring libration! Simplistically alluring, Fiore Viola is an enticing concoction of butterfly pea flower tea, Rare Tea Cellars Cosa Nostra Shrubbery, verjus, rhubarb bitters, and murray river sea salt, topped with a floret.

 

Cucumber Gimlet @ Ocean Prime

Cucumber Gimlet
Photo Credit: Ocean Prime

87 East Wacker Drive

One the freshest cocktails you’ll have this spring, the Cucumber Gimlet is another Ocean Prime gem. Striking a blissful balance between its Bombay Sapphire Gin, Muddled Fresh Cucumber & Lime 16, this beverage can be reimaged as a porch sip on a lovely warm day.

 

Breaking News with Wolf Spritzer @ ROOF on theWit

ROOF on theWit
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201 North State Street, 27th Floor 

A staple among Chicago’s vibrant night scene, this glamorous rooftop bar has all the touches for an incredible night. And this spring, ROOF on theWit is blessing us with one fruit-tastic cocktail, called Breaking News with Wolf Spritzer. Feel the spring breeze with a delighted blend of Grey Goose Vodka, Blueberry Infused St~Germain, Grapefruit Shrub, Pamplemousse La Croix and Perrier Jouet Grand Brut.

 

Interior at Nice @ Travelle

Travelle
Photo Credit: Travelle

330 North Wabash Avenue

Capturing the essence of spring, this artistry of a cocktail is one of the new seasonal librations at the luxurious eatery and lounge, Travelle. {Interior at Nice} is inspired by an art piece of Henri Matisse (that is also named Interior at Nice) in 1919, and is not only aesthetically pleasing but dashingly pleasant to taste as well.

 

Keep Them Keen @ The Whistler

Keep Them Keen
Photo Credit: The Whistler

2421 North Milwaukee Avenue

Keeping your spring fruity and fabulous is another Whistler cocktail called Keep Them Keen. This fruit punch beverage features agave forward Blanco tequila infused with Cap Corse Blanc aperitif wine, to give the cocktail it’s citrusy taste. It is then topped with peach syrup to leverage the citrus and finished with lime and salt. Not only is this drink a fruity indulgent, but it also contains their house-made calendula, a healing flower that provides antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Marigold @ Geja’s Café

Marigold
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Bringing all the sunshine is Marigold, a porch sip dedicated to the whiskey lovers of the world. A combination of Hennessy and roasted citrus, topped with bitter orange, this charming spring cocktail is just one of the varying seasonal favorites at Geja’s Cafe. So, take a sip, and fall in love.

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