Drumbar Chicago: The Candy Shoppe
 
Think back to your childhood and those moments after school when you and your friends would go to the store and buy your favorite candy for a pre-homework sugar boost.  Well, Drumbar is taking you back in time with their new Candy Shoppe winter cocktail menu inspired by old school candy like Lemonhead and Bazooka Joe.
 
This speakeasy style bar, located at the top of the Rafello hotel in Chicago’s Gold Coast, was voted ‘One of the Best Whiskey Bars’ by GQ Magazine, and it is a warm, sexy space perfect for a relaxing sip of something “vintage”.
 
Whitney Morrow, Drumbar’s beverage manager, takes your alcohol-tinged flashback to fourth grade very seriously. The level of detail that goes into making these drinks taste like the candy they are modeled after is something worth experiencing.   

Here’s a peek at the menu and some of the cocktail creations in their full glory:
 
Drumbar Chicago: The Candy Shoppe
 
Candy Cigarette
Kappa Pisco, Orgeat, cream, lemon, coconut, Pechauds Bitters, egg white
Flavor profile: light and refreshing  

Lemon Head
Ketel One, Lemon Oleo, Unicorn Tears 
Flavor profile: sweet with a just a hint of sour
    
Raisinet 
Ron Zacapa 23, Raisin brown sugar, lime, chocolate bitters
Flavor profile: medium sweet with a little kick
 
Drumbar Chicago: The Candy Shoppe 
Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum
Absolut Elyx, citrus, pineapple gum, banana
Flavor profile: medium/low sweet
 

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drumbar.com
201 E. Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611
312.933.4805  

  • Hours: Monday to Wednesday 5PM-12AM; Thursday to Friday 5PM-2AM; Saturday 5PM-3AM; Sunday closed
  • Happy Hour: Daily 5-7PM
  • Reservations: Book online