Day of the Dead & Halloween

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and by people of Mexican heritage throughout the world. The holiday begins on October 31st and ends November 2nd. It is meant to celebrate loved ones and honor deceased relatives. The Day of the Dead shares similarities with Halloween, including some similar practices, from decorating with pictures of skeletons, to ghoulishly …

How to Make Natural Almond Orgeat Cocktail Syrup | Orgeat Recipe + Modern Variations & History

Orgeat Syrup, how do you pronounce ‘ORGEAT’? Orgeat (pronounced or-zha for the French pronunciation or or-zhat) is a wonderful cocktail ingredient found in many classic cocktails. What is Orgeat Syrup? Orgeat Syrup is traditionally an almond simple syrup. That means it is a sugar and water mixture (simple syrup) that is flavored. In this case the syrup is flavored with …

Safe Shopping at Chicago Bar Store

We are excited to be reopening up our store in Lincoln Park on a limited basis. Chicago Bar Shop is taking several precautions to ensure the safety of our customers, staff, and of course our cat Jameson :). In order to maintain a clean and safe environment, we will be open for pre-scheduled shopping appointments (which can be made through …

Lets Discuss Bitters! What are they, and what is in them?

What exactly are bitters? No they are not a nickname for being upset or grumpy. They are a wonderful little additive that can take a drink to a whole new level of flavor! Lets take it back to the beginning: The earliest origins of bitters can be traced back as far as the ancient Egyptians, who may have infused spices …

Valentines Day Gift Guide: For Him

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time of year to show those who are special in our lives that we love them! Here is a hand selected list of awesome items to gift to your special gentleman this Valentine’s Day! Acacia Wood Beer Caddy: This Genuine Acacia wood caddy is the ultimate carrier for anything from sodas or picnic condiments to …

Valentines Day Gift Guide: For Her

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time of year to show those who are special in our lives that we love them! Here is a hand selected list of wonderful items to gift to your special ladies or make your Valentine’s Day events even more wonderful! Charade Bracelet Flasks:  Wearing your heart on your sleeve can is not nearly as fun …

Make Your Valentines Dinner Spectacular!

Heart Cutting Board And Tool Set: The Heart cutting board and tool set is so elegant in its simplicity and design, it bodes well no matter the occasion. A romantic evening for two, a festive party, or special get-together, it will pair well with anything. It makes a delightful gift for couples at any stage of their relationship, or for …

Holiday 2019 Gift Guide : Gift Ideas Under $100

Old Kentucky Home Hamerred Bar Set: A hammered surface and gleaming copper finish draw light to this exquisite classic cocktail shaker and two matching Moscow mule mugs. The three-piece set is a gorgeous accent in any kitchen or atop any bar cart. Get your Hammered Copper Bar Set Here! Makes a Great Gift for any occasion! Including one for yourself! …

What Are We Thankful For? Family, a Home, Health – and oh yeah Booze!

Here is a little list of amazing soiree and gift ideas to take your Fall and Winter Holidays to the next level! Keg Tapping Kit: You can use this kit to turn an everyday watermelon or pumpkin into a unique drink dispensing keg. Great at barbecues, picnics and other outdoor/ summer time occasions. This shank and faucet combo is easily …

A Few Classic Essentials For the Bartender!

Here is a selection of tools, accessories, and more for all the great Chicago bartenders, sommeliers, and waiters out there! Nothing fancy, just the classic and essential Chicago bar tools used daily to serve up the best! First up we will be featuring the 3 essential strainers behind any successful bar: Hawthorne Strainer: Our Hawthorne-style stainless steel strainer makes quick …