Public Hotel & Pump Room Summer Cocktail Launch

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

To kick off the best season in Chicago and show off their new seasonal cocktails, Public Hotel hosted a party for influencers in Chicago. A rooftop party. With cocktails. Literally the most signature Chicago thing you can do in the summer. Needless to say, we FLOCKED there in droves. I saw so many of my favorite blogger babes including Rachel of Wayfaring Rachel, Maddy of Chicago Cheap-Ass, Katie of Dining at my Desk, and Chrissy of The Hungary Buddha! It was an amazing chance for us to all catch up, unwind, and share a drink in this picturesque location.

Now, I’m in lust with the Gold Coast already. The whole neighborhood is STUNNING and I’m just a little bit obsessed. So getting a chance to party there might have made my entire week. And on the rooftop with those gorgeous views of the skyline? Yep, I was sold.

The cocktail menu featured the new seasonal selections for each of the Public Hotel’s various restaurants and lounges. This includes the Pump Room and the Library & Coffee Lounge (which is going to probably become a regular haunt for me in the very near future). I sampled four of the cocktails on feature and am happy to report that I thoroughly enjoyed all of them.

The Niña Fuerte features a Yerba-Mate tea infused Milagro Reposado Tequila alongside Luxardo Marachino, lime, pineapple, and mint. I happened to be nearby when this one was being mixed up and got to watch its creator, Ben Pavlichek, at work. It was mesmerizing watching the expert cocktail creation!

Among other drinks sampled were the Strawberry Royale, a sparkling rose with strawberry syrup (just a bit sweet for my taste); the Gold Coast, La Colombe cold-brew with barrel-aged gin, non-dairy milk, simple syrup, and a kiss of cinnamon (so delicious!); and, the surprise of the evening, the Coffee Stout, sparkling cold-brew coffee with whiskey, vanilla simple syrup, and a touch of lemon zest. It was so refreshing!

I highly recommend checking out Public Hotel for their many different dining and lounge options and trying all the summery cocktails available.

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

The Strawberry Royale alongside the menu of drinks for the evening.

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

The making of the La Niña Fuerte

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Finished product!

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Gorgeous views to accompany the evening.

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Summer Cocktail Party, Public Hotel, Chicago | Stile.Foto.Cibo

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Blackberry, OJ, & Spiced Rum Cocktail

blackberries, orange juice, and Kraken Spiced Rum cocktail

Summer evenings require something fruity and refreshing to beat the heat and keep things interesting. This cocktail does just that. With fresh summer berries, refreshing tangy orange juice, and Kraken Black Spiced Rum, you’re in for a sweet sumer party.

You’ll need:

  • Blackberries- 4 per drink (or more if you’re feeling extra fruity)
  • 1 shot of your favorite spiced rum
  • orange juice

blackberries

 

Start with your blackberries. Drop three into each glass and muddle them into a juicy pulpy mess.

muddled blackberries

Add ice cubes for extra chill

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Pour one shot of your spiced rum. I use Kraken Black Spiced Rum. It’s absolutely my favorite and we always have a bottle of it around. We keep ours in the freezer so it’s always extra chilly. It makes the bottle look all frosty and cool when it comes out, too.

Kraken Spiced Rum

 

blackberries and spiced rum

 

Finally, add your orange juice, stir, and top with one last blackberry for garnish. This would be wonderful with a few leaves of mint as well.

blackberries, orange juice, and Kraken Black Spiced Rum cocktail

Kick back, relax, and enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

blackberries, orange juice, and Kraken Spiced Rum cocktail

blackberries, orange juice, and Kraken Spiced Rum cocktail

–disclaimer– this is NOT a sponsored post. Kraken is just my favorite rum.