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Something in the Air

A Martini You Inhale

UD - VaporTini
Generally speaking, you never tinker with a classic—especially when you're talking martinis. We've seen barroom brawls erupt over blue cheese olives.

But every so often, we come across a cocktail innovation that makes us pause and take a deep breath—and in this case we mean literally.

Introducing the VaporTini at Red Kiva, which is like a hookah but in the place of tobacco you'll find booze. It's a trade-off we think you'll find more than satisfactory.

Your night of inhalation inebriation begins when you're presented with a strange alcohol-filled glass orb set in a stainless steel tray. Then your bartender gently heats the outside of the vessel until it reaches precisely 110-degrees Fahrenheit, at which point things get very interesting—namely the alcohol turns into a sweet, sweet vapor. Insert a straw and slowly draw in the intoxicating mist.

You even get a choice of flavors, each served with complimentary nibbles. The Effen Black Cherry Vanilla vodka arrives with a chocolate-covered cherry. Tanqueray Rangpur offers a candied citrus peel garnish. And the Absolut Raspberri is paired with (yep) raspberry candy and chocolates.

Because you hate to breathe on an empty stomach. 


at Red Kiva
1108 W. Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

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