Winter Cocktails at Venteux (Featuring Dry January Mocktail)

We’ve heard time and time again that sometimes winter could feel a little unbearable in The Windy City, so we’re doing our part at Venteux to keep you warm in the face of the windchill! Sure, you could put on a ski-mask and brave the cold, but that’s really not a good look if you’re running errands and forget to take it off before popping into the bank! What we’d suggest is popping into Venteux and grabbing a seasonal cocktail, or as we like to call them, “winter warmers!”

So pull up a chair, and stay a while. Our specialty cocktail program is second to none, and we are in the business of making you feel welcome, warm, and satisfied so you can go on with your day with an overall sense of wellness that comes from treating yourself right. 

What you need to know 

Where?: 224 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601

When?: Tuesday – Thursday: 4pm – 9pm / Friday & Saturday: 10am – 10pm* / Sunday: 10am – 3pm. 

Happy Hour?: Tuesday – Saturday, 4 pm – 6 pm 

*closed 3 pm -4 pm for service change 

The Specialty Cocktails 

We’re really excited to highlight the features here, so be sure to check out our full drink menu for not only specialty cocktails, but our classic cocktails, draft beer, and packaged beer! 

Spill the Tea – Tequila Blanco, Mezcal, Hibiscus, Agave, Tajin

Vodka Pop – Vodka, Lemon, House Prickly Pear Soda

707 – Tequila Blanco, Maraschino, Creme De Violette, Lime

Not so Hot Toddy – Single Malt Scotch, Lavender, Lemon, Elderflower

Arabesque – Gin, Cointreau, Pomegranate, Lime, Egg White

Dirty Martini – Choice Of Tanqueray Ten Or Absolut Elyx, Dirty Vermouth, Olive Brine

French 75 – London Dry Gin, Lemon, Cane Sugar, Bubbles

Vieux Carre – Rye Whiskey, Cognac, Sweet Vermouth, Benedictine

Winter Spritz – Lillet Rouge, House Red, Fino Sherry, Cinnamon, Bubbles

But what about dry January?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our Matcha Lassi, which is a delightful mixture of matcha, greek yogurt, cane syrup, and pistachio)! If you’re looking to stick to your resolution, then our Matcha Lassi will satisfy all of your cocktail needs, and keep you coming back for more! 

Take a load off, and relax!

Hey, it’s winter! It’s cold and windy, and sometimes you forget your ice scraper, and you have to use your favorite CD to clear off the windshield. Sometimes you just need to take a step back from the cold, wintry frustrations that vex you, and have a quiet moment to yourself, or with the company of a good friend, so you chat about the finer things in life, and enjoy the warmth that permeates from a place that feels just right. 

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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