As a dad of two, Chef Paul Virant totally gets that kids want to feel part of the grownup celebrations this time of year.
Situated in the heart of Lincoln Park, the restaurant’s famed chef has created a family-friendly brunch and dinner menu at Perennial Virant perfect for capping off a day at Lincoln Park Zoo. To add to the fun of a day or night out, Perennial Virant’s head bartender Wesley Kenney whips up his kid-pleasing mocktails.
He created three seasonal mocktail ideas just for your next holiday get-together so that everyone has a special drink.
“Energy drink made from real ingredients”
1 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 ounce simple syrup
2 dashes Fee Brothers non-alcohol bitters
Top with soda water over ice
Pinch of salt
Chef Paul Virant
“Hot toddy for the younger crowd”
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce Chai tea simple syrup (equal parts sugar and twice strength brewed Chai tea)
1/2 ounce apple cider vinegar
Top with warm apple cider in a footed mug. Garnish with a
The Bay Mule
“Cape Cods for everyone”
1/2 ounce pure cranberry juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Top with Gosling’s Ginger Beer over ice
Garnish with sliced cranberry