Wicker Park bar named most creative bar in US

ByTony Smith WLS logo
Friday, May 26, 2023
Chicago bar named most creative in country
The Violet Hour has been named the most creative bar in the country.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- There's a "hot spot" in Wicker Park that's making "Chicago Proud." "The Violet Hour" has been named the most creative bar in the country by Food & Wine Magazine.

The bar was singled out by readers of "Food & Wine" magazine, who voted in its first-ever reader's choice awards. David Branch of The Violet Hour joined ABC 7 Eyewitness News to talk more about the win as the best boundary-pushing bar.

Below is information about the featured cocktails on the 7 a.m. streaming show:

Golf Clap

1 oz Pig's Nose Scotch

oz BroVo Lucky Falernum

oz Ritual Pineapple

oz Chinola

+ oz Orgeat

oz Lime

Glassware: Rocks

Garnish: Pineapple frond + dehydrated pineapple core

Ice: Big Rock

Instructions: Shake all ingredients with ice, and strain into rocks glass with a big rock. Garnish with pineapple frond and dehydrated pineapple core

Vibe Check

oz Libelula Tequila

1 oz Amaro Abano

oz Licor 43

oz Accompani Coffee Liqueur

1 Egg

Glassware: Balloon

Garnish: Spray of Amargo de Chile + nutmeg

Ice: None

Instructions: Shake all ingredients with two cubes of ice until fluffy, strain into balloon glass. Top with spray of Amargo de Chile and freshly grated nutmeg.