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