As temperatures drop and the days get shorter, there’s no better time to curl up indoors with good company—and a good cocktail. Whether you’re visiting us in Chicago or just popping in for the evening, a hot beverage or two can help ward off fall and winter’s chill. At JIMMY, The James Chicago’s intimate lounge, you can relax and warm up with one of our new handcrafted hot cocktails and other seasonal favorites, along with a selection of small plates and snacks.

Going Old School

There’s no more classic cold weather cocktail than the Hot Toddy. Named for an Irish physician who liberally prescribed a hot drink of brandy, cinnamon, sugar syrup, and water or tea, the Hot Toddy is the perfect way to warm up from the inside out. At JIMMY, we create our Hot Toddy with Hennessy VS cognac, chamomile tea, and honey and serve it up piping hot in a silver mug with a slice of lemon.

Southern Comfort

If bourbon is your drink, get your winter warm-up with a spiked cup of Joe. JIMMY’s Kentucky Coffee cocktail combines Four Roses bourbon —which offers a hint of toffee and caramel flavors—with coffee from local Chicago roastery, Sparrow, to create a rich and decadent cocktail, topped with mint whipped cream.

You can enjoy both of these new craft cocktails—along with seasonal favorites like our Hot Buttered Rum and Pumpkin Margarita—in a relaxed setting enhanced by a retro soundtrack. Get cozy and make it a meal with shared food items like a 40-day dry-aged prime steak burger, Kobe corn dogs, or plate of black pepper fries from The James Chicago’s steakhouse, David Burke’s Primehouse.

Toast the season by visiting us at JIMMY and booking a room at The James Chicago. 

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