As part of Eater's second annual Cocktail Week, bartenders at five Chicago restaurants or bars made a special limited-edition cocktail, served just this week. Today we introduce the Luchini from Clint Rogers at The Dawson.
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Although The Dawson opened less than a week ago, the cocktail program has been in the works for months. So when Clint Rogers was approached to create a special cocktail for Cocktail Week, he masterminded a drink that fits into the "drinking-focused" restaurant's throwback theme, employed the house-made soda program, and put it on the menu for opening night.
Rogers describes the "Luchini" as a mashup of classic cherry phosphate soda and a negroni served tall. He mixes Cynar amaro, the Italian bitter liqueur, with Luxardo apertivo, sweet vermouth, and cherry phosphate soda to create a sophisticated adult version of a classic American soda.
Rogers says the cocktail is perfect to begin a meal at The Dawson and is meant to pair with their sausage and charcuterie. Order one at the beginning of your meal, or by itself, all this week for $10.
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