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The Violet Hour releases a new menu for spring

Written by
Elizabeth Atkinson

We may have gotten off easy with winter this year, but that doesn't mean Chicago isn't ready for some warm weather and some easy-sipping cocktails to go with it. Thankfully, the Violet Hour has just released its new menu with a few cocktails to ease you right into spring.

Mezcal lovers should try the I Did..Did I? with Vida Mezcal, lemongrass, lime, turmeric, Green Tabasco and cucumber. The Big Leap gives gin lovers a citrusy drink with Lady Grey–infused Citadelle gin, lemon, Lillet Rose, grapefruit tarragon marmalade and Aperol. To ease your end of winter woes, grab the Nervous Breakdown, with Modest Vodka, lime, Lustau Manzanilla sherry, flor de Jamaica and sparkling wine.

For large groups, managing partner Eden Laurin has a second Violet Hour Punch ($55), serving 5–7 people filled with rainwater madeira with Hamilton Black Jamaican rum, Cutty Sark scotch, lemon, pineapple syrup and yerba mate.

The new menu is available now and all cocktails are $12.

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