We aren’t saying that juice is the newest fad; let’s be honest, we’ve been drinking juice since, well, forever. Beatrix in Chicago’s River North, Streeterville and Fulton Market neighborhoods has had a rotating menu of fresh-squeezed juices since opening. But these chef-driven juice concoctions are making healthful drinking buzzworthy again by infusing a whole lot of cool ingredients, and even making them boozy. Here’s how we are elevating our juice game one glass at a time.
We chatted with John Economos, General Manager of Beatrix Streeterville on their epic juice program and what sets their juices apart from the rest.
It’s Five O’clock Somewhere.
Let’s call it an elevated Happy Hour of sorts where our mixologists are incorporating alcohol into some of our favorite fresh squeezed juices. And how do they decide which spirit to spike your juice with?
“We find that vodka and gin typically pair best with the most refreshing fruit juices like our The Blueberry Vodka Collins, which includes Tito’s Vodka, fresh lemon & blueberry juices,” says Economos.“Rum and whiskey are best with more spiced or vegetable based juices like the Carrot, Apple and Ginger Snap.”
Still going green.
This juice trend is not going anywhere anytime soon. Green juices are a great alternative to drinks that are high in sugar and other artificial flavors, because not only are they packed with flavor, but they also leave you feeling satisfied. Sip on this trend at Beatrix with the signature Power Greens with kale, romaine, celery, pineapple and mint.
Other trends in drinking: Charcoal
Beatrix just launched a charcoal cocktail featuring a split base of a smokey mezcal and Fords gin, a touch of Luxardo maraschino, creme de violette and finished with activated charcoal. Get the recipe here.
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