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Tip Your Bartender: Lost Lake, Chicago

April 10, 2020

Story: Punch Staff

art: Nick Hensley

Alicia Arredondo's modified Hotel Nacional Special is the perfect recipe for stay-at-home escapism.

Tip Your Bartender is a social media initiative from PUNCH connecting our readers with bar teams across the country via Instagram. We’re asking select bartenders to share their drinks (albeit virtually) and encourage the PUNCH audience to “tip” during the economically uncertain times ahead. 

Between March 30th and May 29th, for every dollar tipped to bar teams, the Bacardi family of brands has generously committed to matching it with an equal gift to our charitable partner, Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation.

Send a tip to the Lost Lake bar staff via Venmo by searching @Aliciaisalice.

Hotel Nacional Special

Alicia Arredondo, Lost Lake | Chicago

Lost Lake’s take on the tropical classic named after the infamous Havana bar . Though not on their menu, their version of this popular call drink forgoes a garnish and suggests swapping apricot liqueur for home kitchen-friendly preserves.

2 ounces Bacardi 8
¾ ounce pineapple juice
¾ ounce lime juice
½ ounce cane syrup (2:1)
1 teaspoon apricot preserves 

Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Add 5 ice cubes and shake for 10 seconds. Double-strain into a coupe.

Order ingredients for this cocktail for delivery via Drizly.

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