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FOR THE LIQUOR (AND SALAMI) LOVER:
CH Distillery & Cocktail Bar (564 W. Randolph) is one of many local liquor producers. And along with West Loop Salumi (111 W. Randolph) it’s offering a sexy Holiday Booze Box that is perfect for the discerning drinker. Prices for the vodka or gin boxes start at $85. It’s kind of like a Choose Your Own Adventure novel, but this time you choose your locally distilled CH spirit(s), and included are a customized stainless steel CH flask and West Loop Salumi’s finocchiona salami.
Head distiller Tremaine Atkinson is ready to help you get into the holiday spirit with these tips.
1. “Crush a dozen candy canes and add them to a bottle of CH Vodka for 2 days. Mix 2 ounces of CH Candy Cane Vodka with 1-2 ounces chocolate liqueur, shake on ice and strain into a martini glass. Make one for you, two for Mrs. Claus.”And ….2. “Local liquor makes winter go quicker.”Happy Holidays.Need more Chicago-centric gifts? Check the list below