CHICAGO

BORDEL

This season, Bordel pays homage to our neighborhood's past. Cocktails on this menu are inspired by the novel THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM (Nelson Algren, 1949) that showed the world the beauty and flaws of our neighborhood and city. It’s a town that the author Nelson Algren rightly described as, "an October sort of city even in the spring."

 

All cocktails are made to order and draw inspiration from the last golden age of cocktails, with exotic garnishes that follow a no-waste sensibility utilizing ingredients found in the cocktails they adorn.  The cocktail list is comprised of perfectly executed classics combined with house cocktails made in a "classic style."  The list includes punches, aperitif cocktails, swizzles, "strong but not silent" stirred cocktails and "shaky, shaky" cocktails with citrus.  

 

A bastion of our menus has always been Punch, presented in Royal Albert “hidden-in-plain-sight” tea sets and handblown glass Porrones from Spain.  We love celebrating with Punch, as the first "mixed" drink, Punch was a staple of high society; where there was a party there was Punch and vice versa.  It found its way to the US, and in our own way, we made it democratic: we turned a shared drink for the wealthy into a single-serving cocktail for everyman.  As a cocktail bar influenced by the Bohemian Cabarets of Europe and the speakeasies of the States, it was natural to celebrate not only the current cocktail culture, but also the classic Punches of Europe.  And as before, where there is Punch, there will be a party.

MEXICAN FIRING SQUAD

Tequila, Gancia, Grenadine, Lemon Juice, Cinnamon

CINNAMON SPICE & EVERYTHING NICE

Vodka, Cava, Pineapple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Cinnamon

PORRÓN

THE ORIGINAL LARGE FORMAT...15/70

PIMMS CUP #2

Cucumber Infused Gin, Pimms No1 liqueur, Strawberry Syrup, Ginger Ale, Mint, Lime

PUNCHES

Prohibition’s favorite clandestine drinking vessel

SERVED IN ROYAL ALBERT TEA SETS...15/70

SPANISH-STYLE GINTONIC

Gin, Blackberry, Rosemary, Elderflower Tonic

BANANAS FOSTER OLD FASHIONED

Banana-Infuse Rum, Black Walnut Bitters, Fire & Magic (TN)

NEVER TRUST A SPANIARD

Mezcal, Manzanilla Sherry, Salted Red Pepper Syrup, Lemon, OJ

SPANISH COFFEE

(Served Hot) Orange Liqueur, Demerara, Coffee, Cinnamon, Malted cream, Pure Magic (D)

PISCO PUNCH

Pisco, Lemon Juice, Pineapple Syrup, Cinnamon

BORDEL

CLASSICS... 15

NEVER ENDING SUMMER

Rum Two Ways, Averna, Grilled Pineapple Juice, Vanilla, Lemon

PLAYING FOR PINKS

Vodka, Cava, Cherry Heering, Creme de Cassis, Lemon

RED MEANS GO

Bourbon, Cherry Heering, Citrus, Simple, Ginger Beer

SMOKING HOT UNCLE

Mezcal, Fresno Pepper-infused Sherry, Cantaloupe & Rosemary Syrup, Lime

KEVIN MCALLISTER

Bourbon, Mata Red Vermouth, Grenadine, Orange & Angostura bitters

SAGE ADVICE

Tequila, Ancho Reyes Verde, Sage-Infused Agave, Lime, Soda

LOST IN PEARADISE

Scotch, Spiced Pear Brandy, Lemon Juice, Demerara Sugar, Egg White (E)

MOONLIT GARDEN STROLL

Vodka, Cynar, Strawberry Syrup, Balsamic, Lemon

HOUSE

COCKTAILS

WHAT WE ARE MAKING AT THE MOMENT... 15

REVOLUTION ANTI HERO

Chicago, 6.7% ABV

8

HAMM’S

Wisconsin, 4.6% ABV, 16oz

9

ESTRELLA GALICIA

Galicia, 5.5% ABV

7

BEER

UN VERRE DE VIN...

PAZO DE GALEGOS

2018, Albariño, Rías Baixas

WHITE

14

52

FITA DA FITAPRETA

2018, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, Alicante Bouschet

RED

14

56

CAVES NAVERAN BRUT

2017, Xarello Blend, Penedès

SPARKLING

13

48

wine

... S’IL VOUS PLAIT

1721 W DIVISION ST

WED - SAT // 6PM-11PM

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