The Bristol beverages

I already loved the Bristol in Bucktown for their soft monkey bread served in a Staub pot, and the ricotta egg yolk and brown butter ravioli. But while waiting for our table in the restaurant’s second floor bar area over the weekend, the place scored even more points by offering another cocktail that embraces the egg white, the classic Pink Lady. I had never had one and the frothy, almost creamy concoction of gin, egg whites, lemon and grenadine was just one of many impressive drinks written out on the chalkboard wall, and a great way to start your meal there. There’s a selection of classic cocktails including a sazerac (which seems to be showing up everywhere lately), pisco sour and Dark & Stormy, while the contemporary side intrigues with a turkey-day friendly Cranberry Crush with cranberry sauce, bourbon and amaretto. Garnished with a lemon peel, the frothed egg white on the Lady provides an interesting texture, while the lemon and grenadine offer up the perfect combination of sweet and tart, and when it all comes together the cotton candy hued cocktail goes down just a little too easily. For some random reason my egg cravings didn’t stop there as I finished off my order with the thick egg sandwich; grilled pork belly and egg on toast. Like I said, in love with Bristol.

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The Pink Lady cocktail at the Bristol

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