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!