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The temps are finally starting to warm up, which conjures up thoughts of sipping a refreshing cocktail in an alfresco setting. Sure, you can head to one of Chicago's amazing patios or rooftops, but don't dismiss the simple pleasure of mixing it up on your own turf.
While you may have that go-to sipper, think outside of the (wine) box with a tasty concoction made with a special touch: spirits from six of the city's top local distilleries. Thirsty for more? These cocktails come with easy-to-follow recipes. Go ahead, raise a glass to local love — and not needing a cab home.
Photographed by Grace Willis