After an unseasonably warm start to fall, Chicago is finally cooling down, and we can’t think of a better way to beat the chill than with blazing cocktails. From flambéed orange peel to torched rosemary shrubs, here’s how seven Chicago bar programs are using fire in their sips this season.
Zombie at Three Dots and a Dash
Large format drinks keep the party going at this River North tiki bar, and the Zombie, which arrives at the table in a large skull glass, is no exception. The shareable cocktail serves 3-4 thirsty people, is made with Jamaican and overproof rums, lime, grapefruit, cinnamon, and pomegranate (which gives it its rosy hue), and comes topped with a flaming lime, cinnamon sticks, pineapple, and orchids, making it one of the most Instagram-worthy drinks in town. 435 N. Clark St., 312-610-4220