Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Exclusive Sneak Preview of Trump's Summer Cocktail Program

The "Magnificent" drink-for-two (left) and Mandarin Vanilla Float with Goose Island Vanilla Soda and a beaker of Combier Orange Liqueur. (Photos: Trump Chicago)

Leave it to The Terrace at Trump to take its summer cocktail menu to extravagant levels.

Executive Chef Michael Fiddler and Executive Pastry Chef Sarah Kosikowski get in on the action, adding culinary accents to a number of classic summer drinks ranging $18-$85.

$85 for a cocktail?!

Yeah, I thought that was nuts too, but they've commissioned local artist Eric Bladholm to create custom, blown-glass carafes for the Magnificent, a cocktail-for-two with Absolut Sweet Tea Vodka, white cranberry juice, sliced peaches, mint and a splash of elderflower.

Most cocktails will also include fresh juices and exotic ingredients, but what we're extremely excited about is the Secret Shake—an off-the-menu item that will only be available upon request. It's a concoction from Chef Kosikowski, with house-made caramel spiked ice cream and Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Whiskey, served in a pint glass for $12.

Peep the entire menu below:

Elegance Temptations

Agave Goldcoast (Cruzan light rum, Patron Silver tequila, apricot brandy, fresh pink grapefruit juice, agave nectar) $18

Windy Tower (Don Julio reposado, aperol, peach liqueur, fresh lime juice, simple syrup) $18

16 Story Swizzle (Beefeater 24, apricot liqueur, Cointreau, lemon juice, simple syrup, celery bitters, cava) $18

401 Caipirinha (Leblon Cachaca, simple syrup, freshly squeezed lime, fresh mint leaves, basil soda water) $18

Lakeview Smash (Don Julio reposado, Cointreau, St. Germain, lime juice, fresh cucumbers) $18 drink/$160 punchbowl

So Thirsty (Cruzan dark rum, 10 Cane rum, orgeat syrup, orange caracao, pineapple juice) $18 drink/$160 punchbowl

Magnificent (Absolut Sweet Tea Vodka, white cranberry, sliced peaches, mint, splash of elderflower) $85

Freeze Pops (in flavors of strawberry lemonade; "El Corazon"; sangria rougel; passion colada) $8 for one; choice of three is $21