• Signature Drink: The Sloe Burn

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

Situated at the thriving intersection of Chicago’s Six Corners in Wicker Park, Café Robey combines modern American dining with high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a new menu and drink program. Head chef Kevin McAllister churns out delectable menu items like pastrami-style duck and brioche french toast, while the new drink menu offers delights such as this Sloe Burn.

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. Banhez Mezcal
—.5 oz. Falernum
—.5 oz. Sloe Gin
—.75 oz. lime juice
—.75 oz. Orgeat
—Peychaud’s Bitters (to garnish)
—toasted rosemary (to garnish)

DIRECTIONS
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Strain into Collins glass over crushed ice. Top with 4 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters. Garnish with toasted rosemary.

Courtesy of Café Robey

Dawn Young first joined Choose Chicago in June 2005 as director of association sales, and in May this year, was promoted to vice president of hotel sales. It’s a perfect example of rising up the ranks for someone who’s so passionate about moving tourism forward. Though her experience in the industry runs deep, she’s got her work cut out for her to keep the numbers growing: Chicago set a tourism record in 2017 with more than 55 million visitors. A major reason for that? “Chicago just rocks accessibility,” says Young.

 

Embrace cool weather and warm colors with this autumnal drink.