Cocktail of the Month: Candied Squash Martini

You know what time it is! It’s a new month, so that means we’re ready for a new cocktail! And we’ve gotta tell you, we’ve outdone ourselves with this one. We’ve really squashed the competition. And if you’re asking yourself what on earth we’re talking about, we’re here to tell you about our newest creation: our Candied Squash Martini! 

You heard us correctly! Candied squash. Our mixologists are always pushing the envelope to find new ways to tantalize your taste buds, and while you might think we’re absolutely out of our gourd on this one, we’re here to tell you that November will never be the same again. You’re going to want to ditch the olives, and make this martini dirty with some maple syrup, because that’s just how we do it at Venteux. 

And the best part? For every Candied Squash Martini we sell, we’re donating $1 to the Chicago Food depository. Now, we’re only doing this because it’s so delicious and we know you’re going to tell your friends, and come back and order many martinis of the candied squash variety. Every good cause deserves an even better cocktail, and that’s why we’re here. 

What’s in this Candied Squash Martini

The Candied Squash Martini is actually quite simple, boasting just four ingredients: Mezcal, Maple Syrup, Squash Puree, and Lemon. Seems simple enough, but it’s not always just the ingredients that make a drink legendary, it’s the preparation, the care, and the utmost desire to give you a seasonal cocktail by the likes of which you’ve never seen!

Not the cocktail type? 

If you’re in the mood to keep it simple our full menu boats bottled and draft beer, champagne, pink & white wine, red wine, Rosés, French whites, pinot noir, cabernet, elegant reds, French reds, port & dessert wine, vodka, bourbon/rye, scotch, gin, cognac, tequila, and mezcal. We only carry the highest quality wines and spirits, and if you have a preferred cocktail in mind, you can rest assured that we can mix something up for you that you’ll call your new favorite drink.

You’ll find that our cafe offerings are on the same level as our lunch, dinner, happy hour, and brunch menus, but designed in a way that lets you choose to sit down and soak in the ambiance or be on your way after a satisfying meal.

About Venteux

Residing within Michigan Avenue’s famed Carbide & Carbon building is a stylish and modern French restaurant, serving classic French fare with a contemporary twist. Through a unique dining experience crafted with passion and precision by Executive Chef Joseph Mosconi, guests are transported to the bustling brasseries that define the Parisian lifestyle…

You’ll find all the iconic French cuisine – steak frites, whole roasted duck, oysters flown in from the coast daily – but also encounter unique flavors, get to know our take on escargot, and rethink your idea of classic French onion soup. Regardless of your preference for the tried and true classics or the element of surprise, every dish features only the freshest ingredients, and receives every ounce of our attention from the time we take and prepare your order, to the moment it’s served to you.

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