This seemed a good time to take a short break from burgers, without straying too far. With New Year’s celebrations coming up soon, here are a few intriguing cocktails featured at some of our finest burger bars. Happy New Year!
The Bad Apple, Chicago
“American Beverage”: Weller Special Reserve, house-made brown-sugar apples, lemon and splash of ginger ale
L’Amou Fou, Brussels, Belgium
“Sweet is Hot!”: Gin Hendrix, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, lemon, honey and cucumber
Spritz Burger, Chicago
“The Emperor” (one of its “Star Wars” cocktails): Fords Gin, Cynar, fig-vanilla syrup, egg white and Death Star Ice Cube
The Fire Station, London
“Espresso Martini”: Vanilla-infused gold rum, white chocolate liquor, espresso and egg white
Rockit Burger Bar, Chicago
“Full Moon”: 4 Roses bourbon, pear nectar, bitters, cherries, and bacon, because who doesn’t love bacon?
Farmhaus Burger, Augusta, Ga.
“The North Star”: Chardonnay, Gosling’s Dark Rum, pineapple juice and a splash of soda
Holstein’s Shakes & Buns, Las Vegas
“Bob’s Tea”: Anejo tequila, iced tea, blood-orange juice, lime, and jalapeño
DMK Burger Bar, Lombard, Ill.
“Kiss My Lemongrass”: Tanqueray gin, lemongrass, unfiltered apple juice, lemon juice and lemon bitters
Blind Rabbit: A Burger & Whiskey Bar, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
“Devil’s Split”: Devil’s Cut Jim Beam, banana liqueur, Frangelico, turbinado sugar, chocolate bitters and lemon zest
Rockit Bar & Grill, Chicago
“The Lulu”: Altos reposado tequila, house pumpkin spice and lemon juice