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Autumn Elixir: A Signature October Cocktail in Chicago


Ah, October in Chicago. The leaves paint the cityscape in fiery shades, and there’s a crispness in the air that beckons for cozy evenings. As nights grow longer, what better way to warm up than with a signature cocktail crafted to embody the spirit of the Windy City?

If you’ve been pondering the benefits of hiring a private bartender, look no further than occasions like these. Let me introduce you to a drink that’s sure to become a favorite: The Windy City Autumn Elixir.


2 oz. bourbon (Koval)

1 oz. apple cider

0.5 oz. maple syrup

A dash of cinnamon

A squeeze of fresh lemon

Apple slice and cinnamon stick for garnish


In a shaker, combine the bourbon, apple cider, maple syrup, cinnamon, and lemon juice.

Shake well until chilled.

Strain into a glass filled with ice.

Garnish with an apple slice and a cinnamon stick.

Enjoy the flavors of October in Chicago!

Now, if you’re throwing a party and wish to impress, you might consider hiring a mixologist for private parties. They can add a flair (literally and figuratively) to your event and make drinks like The Windy City Autumn Elixir shine even brighter. Plus, having a personal bartender for intimate gatherings ensures each guest gets a perfectly crafted drink.

For those looking to elevate their cocktail game, why not explore tailored drink courses offered by private bartenders? These experts can provide insights, techniques, and signature drinks crafted by private bartenders that you can’t find in your average cocktail book.

Whether you’re sipping this October delight solo, with close friends, or considering a bigger bash in the heart of Chicago, remember: it’s not just about the drink, but the experience that comes with it. Thanks for reading & cheers to a beautiful, breezy, and delicious October!

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