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The Jungle Bird at the Aviary is made with rum spheres.
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The Aviary is writing a book with recipes for recreating their cocktails at home

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

If you've ever wished you could mix wildly creative cocktails similar to the sippers served at the Aviary, you're in luck. The folks behind the iconic Chicago cocktail bar are putting together a cocktail book that's packed with recipes for single and large-batch cocktails, garnishing tips and tools and tricks you'll need to recreate their over-the-top drinks at home. In other words, it's everything your coffee table has been waiting for. 

To bring the book to life, the team at the Aviary is partnering with Allen and Sarah Hemberger, the designers behind the the Alinea Project, a website that documented the process of creating the cookbook. Chef Grant Achatz and partner Nick Kokonas announced the latest addition to their book family via Twitter, adding a link to the Kickstarter campaign behind the project. The campaign for Aviary's cocktail book has already been funded twice over, but the Kickstarter is active for another 22 days, allowing you plenty of time to back the project and nab a copy of the book.

The team has come up with over 100 recipes from the Aviary and the Office to potentially include. Size, paper weight, cover and other details will be decided after the Kickstarter is completed, but a copy of the book will set you back $60. But considering the tab you could rack up at the Aviary or the Office, it's a fairly small commitment.

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