We wouldn't normally be motivated to grab a drink when someone says it's inspired by the smell of subways, but this one's interesting. Kind of a cloudy blue from violet liqueur, blue curacao and charcoal, this cocktail is mixed into a syrup with iron. It's slightly metallic, mixed with sauvignon blanc, giving it a highly mineral taste that doesn't make us cringe when we think of our sometimes smelly CTA cars. $15.
Some people just don’t love the mix of gin with vermouth (but if you do, we made a best martinis list for you, too). If you’re looking for something a little different, whether you want to stay close to the classic or get as far away as possible, we found some great non-classic martinis at spots that include one of the city’s best gay bars, plus fantastic cocktail bars.
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