These cocktails as are colorful as Warhol’s famous screenprints.
In celebration of The Art Institute of Chicago’s “Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again,” Travelle at The Langham Hotel added a new collection of Warhol-inspired cocktails back in Oct. With the Art Institute exhibit ending this week, this is your last chance to enjoy these incredible cocktails. Each drink is handcrafted to reflect the genius of Warhol with the delectability of Travelle.
Travelle is one of three luxurious dining options offered at The Langham Hotel. It’s known for its creative twist on traditional cooking and serves seasonal American cuisine, wine, and handcrafted cocktails, now including the Warhol collection.
The Langham’s Bar team took great care in creating the new series of drinks. With playful serving glass choices, complex flavor profiles, and a nod to each featured Warhol piece, the collection feels like a love letter to the artist.
From Disaster to Purity ($19)
This cocktail is inspired by Warhol’s “Flowers” series and blends Mezcal Amores Espadín Joven, Volcan de mi Tierra Blanco Tequila, Sherry Oloroso, lemon, pistachio, and chocolate bitters. The drink has a vegetal smokiness and is garnished with– of course– pansy flower petals.
The Colognist ($19)
A spiced pear, citrus, and cinnamon cocktail, this drink is served in a perfume dispenser as a nod to Warhol’s “Chanel No. 5” screenprint. It features candy-washed vodka, St George Spiced Pear Liquor, cranberry, lemon, and cinnamon and was inspired by the way perfumes are created.
El Parajo ($18)
This drink was inspired by Warhol’s series of ten screenprints portraying endangered birds from around the world. Appropriately served in a handmade bird-shaped glass, the cocktail features Rio Mezcal Del Maguey, Lustau Sherry Pedro Ximenez, Port Tawny, and chocolate bitters. A portion of the cocktail’s proceeds goes to the World Wildlife Fund to save many of the endangered species that captivated Warhol.
There are six other cocktails in the collection, including The Monroe ($17), available in three different colors in the spirit of Warhol’s iconic “Marilyn Diptych.” The Warhol cocktail collection will be available through the end of The Art Institute’s exhibit, Jan 26. Spend the day at The Art Institute, then head over to Travelle for an artful evening.
Address: The Langham Hotel, 330 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL
Hours: Weekdays 6:30 a.m. – 12 a.m., Weekends: 7 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Feature photo courtesy of Wagstaff Chicago.