The "10 Mangoes" from Vong's Thai Kitchen in Chicago gives home mixologists a reason to infuse simple syrups.
Bloody Mary from Chicago's popular Ina's (the Breakfast Queen) -- a great jump start to Saturday brunch.
O'Fallon Smoke: A great selection from a Missouri brewery and a shining example of the smoked porter style.
A flight of homemade liqueurs from mixologist Adam Seger of Chicago's Nacional 27.
Brewery Ommegang's Abbey Ale. a wonderful example of the dubbel style, brewed in New York State.
On the 100th anniversary of the root beer float, here's a recipe with some kick to it.