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SUMMER COCKTAILS AT JOE FISH

Joe Fish mixologist Trudy Thomas, appropriately nicknamed the “First Daughter of Bourbon”, invites you to check out the summer cocktails she’s created.  Trudy encourages guests to step outside their comfort zone and try something they wouldn’t normally.  “Women are not as likely to try brown spirit drinks- I’m from Kentucky, and Kentucky women drink bourbon, so I try to convince women outside of Kentucky that it’s ok to drink bourbon.”  The Downtown Manhattan with Maker’s Mark, Grand Marnier, sweet vermouth, and Amaro Nonino is a light summer bourbon option with the citrus of Grand Marnier and additional layers from the Italian Amaro $12.  Trudy also points out most men are afraid of drinking anything pink.  However, she says if you look at a lot of the pre-prohibition cocktails, most of the great ones had a purple or pink hue to them; try the Clover Leaf with Nolet Gin, Combier Rose, lemon and raspberries $13.  Other summer concoctions include the 445 Rickey- Botanist Gin, Cointreau, mango, lime, mint, and club soda $12 and the Strawberry Basil Margarita $13.

 

Trudy has provided recipes, so you can replicate her unique summer drinks at home.

 

Clover Leaf 

  

Nolet Gin, Combier Rose, lemon, raspberries

1 ½ oz Nolet Gin½ oz Combier Rose Liqueur

¾ oz lemon juice

¾ oz simple syrup

½ oz egg white

5 raspberries

Build all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and shake. Double strain into a chilled coupette.

Garnish with a Raspberry pick and mint top.

 

445 Rickey 

  

Botanist Gin, Cointreau, mango, lime, soda, mint

1 oz Botanist Gin

1 oz Cointreau

1 oz Mango

½ oz lime juice

½ oz Simple Syrup

Top with Club Soda

5 medium mint leaves and Orange Twist

Gently muddle the mint leaves to release oils, add all ingredients except club soda to mixing glass of mint. Add ice and shake. Strain into a tall glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and orange twist.

 

Strawberry Basil Margarita 

Cruz Blanco, Cointreau, lime, strawberries, basil, Strega Float

2 oz Cruz Blanco

1 oz Cointreau

1 simple syrup

1 oz Lime Juices

2 strawberry muddled

3 basil leaves

Muddle strawberry with simple syrup into a paste, add remaining ingredients, whole basil leaves and ice. Shake and strain over ice garnish with a strawberry heart.

 

Downtown Manhattan                                                                 

1 ½ oz Maker’s Mark

½ oz Sweet Vermouth

½ oz Grand Marnier

¼ oz Amarno Nonino

2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

5 brandied cherries

Cherry Pick Garnish

Muddle cherries with the bitters. Build all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled coupette.  Garnish with a cherry pick.

 

Additional beverage menus and images available upon request.

 

JOE FISH

445 N. Dearborn St.

Chicago, IL  60654

312.832.7700

www.rosebudrestaurants.com

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Friday:  4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Saturday:  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

About Joe Fish:

Joe Fish is the latest venue in the next wave of restaurant concepts from Rosebud Restaurants. Located in the heart of River North, Joe Fish is a fresh departure from traditional Rosebud venues, while honoring the traditions of their iconic Taylor Street location. Helmed by Executive Chef Joseph Farina, the cuisine features contemporary fare stemming from the regional food traditions of Italy made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and infused with the characteristics of modern American cuisine. Mixologist Trudy Thomas takes the beverage program to new levels with a carefully curated wine and craft beer selection, as well as innovative cocktails made with spirits from small-batch and craft distillers.

 

About Rosebud Restaurants:

As an iconic part of Chicago’s history, Rosebud Restaurants have achieved equal fame, gained considerable international recognition and continue to set the standard for fine Italian dining in the Chicagoland area. Today, eleven restaurants including two steakhouses and eight Italian concepts are proudly under the Rosebud umbrella, each filling a unique niche within the community and upholding the highest standards for fine cuisine and superior wine selections. After more than thirty years of business, there’s no telling what’s next on the horizon. One thing is for sure the future is bright for this dynamic restaurant group.

JOE FISH MIXOLOGIST TRUDY THOMAS

Trudy Thomas brings mixology mastery to Rosebud Restaurants with a unique combination of discipline and creative flair gleaned from diverse experiences, including stints in the corporate world (Director of Beverage at JW Marriott) and four years under the chef-driven direction of Wolfgang Puck. This experience, combined with her Kentucky roots and unrelenting love for bourbon, make Trudy a unique force in the beverage industry. Dubbed the “First Daughter of Bourbon” by industry insiders, Trudy’s passion and expertise extends to wine, craft beer and whimsical craft cocktails that have a solid respect for spirits and the fresh ingredients that allow their flavor and character to shine through. Few beverage directors can boast mastery in both spirits and wine, and Trudy sets herself apart in that she is certified as both a mixologist and specialist in wine. She has selected 300 bottles for Joe Fish, making it Rosebud Restaurant’s first world class wine list. Trudy has also served as a judge at both Chicago’s Beverage Tasting Institute and at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition as a wine and spirits judge.

Mixologist Trudy Thomas

She brings her unique style and wide-reaching expertise to Joe Fish, where the mixology program is an essential component of this next-generation Rosebud Restaurant concept.

Beverage menus and images available upon request.

JOE FISH

445 N. Dearborn St.

Chicago, IL  60654

312.832.7700

www.rosebudrestaurants.com

 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm – Midnight
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm – 1:00am
Sunday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

 

About Joe Fish:

Joe Fish is the latest venue in the next wave of restaurant concepts from Rosebud Restaurants. Located in the heart of River North, Joe Fish is a fresh departure from traditional Rosebud venues, while honoring the traditions of their iconic Taylor Street location. Helmed by Executive Chef Joseph Farina, the cuisine features contemporary fare stemming from the regional food traditions of Italy made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients and infused with the characteristics of modern American cuisine. Mixologist Trudy Thomas takes the beverage program to new levels with a carefully curated wine and craft beer selection, as well as innovative cocktails made with spirits from small-batch and craft distillers.

 

About Rosebud Restaurants:

As an iconic part of Chicago’s history, Rosebud Restaurants have achieved equal fame, gained considerable international recognition and continue to set the standard for fine Italian dining in the Chicagoland area. Today, eleven restaurants including two steakhouses and eight Italian concepts are proudly under the Rosebud umbrella, each filling a unique niche within the community and upholding the highest standards for fine cuisine and superior wine selections. After more than thirty years of business, there’s no telling what’s next on the horizon. One thing is for sure the future is bright for this dynamic restaurant group.

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