You know you’re having a great afternoon when it starts off with a roadie. A roadie of Hennessy V.S. muddled into a perfect concotion – and portable to board a first class party bus to tour the best street art in Chicago. The occasion was the collaboration of Hennessy enlisiting revolutionary street artist Futura to design a limited edition bottle, a collaboration they do often with artists.
Roadie in a pink solo cup.
1.5 oz Hennessy VS
1 oz thyme apricot honey syrup
.75 oz fresh lemon juice
Dash of Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters
Splash of Amaretto
Garnish with rehydrated apricot and fresh thyme sprig
After our street art tour (more on that on FB if you are interested), we headed to The Storefront Company for bites and a chance to meet Futura. The food blew us way. They presented an elaborate cheese board, with my personal favorite as the centerpiece – epoisse. All the cheeses were served at the perfect temperature with a whisper shaving of bread, so you could really enjoy the creamy flavor.
Beet cured Salmon and other house made sausages and meats.
A grown up slider with pork belly and a quail egg.
Pate de fruits.
Futura’s limited edition bottle – with fun graffiti stickers from Pawn Works.
The Smash – Hennessy V.S. with Blueberries, Fresh Lemon, Elderflower and Mint.
The Beautiful – Hennessy V.S. and Grand Marnier. Simple.
And just for fun – my favorite shot from the tour.
A cool video on Futura.