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The Europeans have summer figured out. Some countries even treat August like a national holiday. Not to mention, their fair-weather wisdom has also given us the aperitif — fragrant, low-proof libations meant to enliven the appetite before a meal.
And, here in Chicago, bartenders are tapping these drinks to anchor their own refreshing creations. So, in the name of happy hour, we asked six of our favorite watering holes to share their recipes. Cheers!
Boy grows up in Mauritius. Girl grows up in Italy. Their paths lead them both to Sydney. They meet and fall in love. After hundreds of phone calls and emails, and all of the joys and heartache that goes into a long-distance relationship, it was finally their time to marry. This is the story of Jean-Maurice and Francesca. read
Many a coffee aficionado has become a Chemex convert since the pour-over craze a few years back. And, it’s no wonder. The Chemex carafe is prized not only for its brew purity, but also for its hourglass design. It's even in MoMA's permanent collection. Since its 1941 debut, Chemex has remained virtually unchanged. Yet, read