Chicago Cocktail

Submitted by John on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 00:21
Chicago Cocktail

I was looking for an old-school cocktail to enjoy while rooting the Cubs toward their first World Series title since 1908 when what should I find but the Chicago Cocktail!

This one may not go back to 1908, but it definitely predates 1930, when it was first in print. Considering how Al Capone's Chicago was awash in Canadian whisky during Prohibition, this brandy-based concoction probably predates that dark period as well. 

Here's something peculiar about the Chicago: the recipe calls for an old-fashioned glass, but the whole drink is little more than 2 ounces, so use the smallest old-fashioned glass you have, or make it a double! 

1 Servings
Preparation time
5 minutes
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a sugar-rimmed old-fashioned glass.
Some recipes call for sparkling wine. I don't think that adds anything except volume, but your taste may say otherwise.