As part of Eater's first ever Cocktail Week, bartenders at five Chicago restaurants or bars made a special limited-edition cocktail, served just this week. Today we introduce the Satan's Anonymous Whiskers from Michael Simon at Carriage House.
Michael Simon [Photo: Jason Little]
If you ever sit at Michael Simon's bar at Carriage House, you won't just get a drink. You'll likely also get a quick lesson in mixology. Simon's savant-like knowledge of spirits and ingredients is pretty staggering and his drink, Satan's Anonymous Whiskers, delves into that.
The drink pays homage to the anonymous commenters that hit Eater stories on a daily basis, but in a somewhat good way with a "sinister hedonistic sense of humor." The cocktail combines Blue Coat Gin, Dolin dry vermouth, Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, Pierre Ferrand dry orange curaçao, orange reduction and orange bitters. It's shaken and strained into a cocktail cup (like a coupe) with an orange twist and gives off a sort of copper color.
"it's a fantastic gin cocktail especially in the fall/winter time," Simon said. "It's a seasonally appropriate gin drink taken up a notch in the decadent department. It's slightly spicy, but in a great way. The texture is awesome. It's super slutty, viscous and rich." And you can get it all week through Sunday at Carriage House for $11. The cocktail lesson is free.