After a two-year hiatus from the restaurant world, chef Jason Vincent is back with Giant. The 40-seat spot in Logan Square offers classic Midwestern dishes from the culinary genius named Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef” and a winner of the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand award. General Manager and Partner Josh Perlman will oversee Giant’s beverage program, which includes a boutique wine and beer list and classic cocktails like this one—named after A Tribe Called Quest song.

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. St. George Botanivore Gin
—1 oz. Bonal Gentiane Quina
—1 oz. aperol
—orange twist for garnish

DIRECTIONS
1. Combine all ingredients (in the order listed above) in a large mixing glass with ice cubes.
2. Stir vigorously to chill contents and avoid dilution.
3. Strain into a double old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
4. Garnish with an orange twist.

Courtesy of Giant

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