Slideshow: First Look: Garden-to-Glass Cocktails at Homestead in Chicago

No. 2 ($11)
No. 2 ($11)
This light and crisp sparkling-wine cocktail is made with Leblon Cachaça, Velvet Falernum, North Shore Absinthe, Regan’s Orange Bitters #6, Chateau Moncontour sparkling Vouvray, and a floating garnish of meadow clover, plucked from the Homestead rooftop garden. It goes down smooth with flavors of tart green apple and walnut.
No. 4 ($11)
No. 4 ($11)
Schneider features Green Chartreuse in this refreshing yet boozy cocktail, combining it with Templeton Rye, lemon juice, her own hand-crafted Le Sirop Lemon Thyme Syrup, and a topper of soda water. A sprig of thyme from the garden adds fragrant herbal embellishment to tease out the Chartreuse's latent complexities.
No. 6
No. 6
This fruity, approachable Cognac cocktail capitalizes on blackberry and mint's well-matched flavors. Garden-grown mint leaves and fresh blackberries are muddled with Pierre Ferrand 1840, lemon juice, and simple syrup to create this aromatic, red-fruit-driven smash.
No. 7 ($11)
No. 7 ($11)
The fresh lavender blossom that crowns this drink may be homegrown, but most everything else in the glass hails from far afield—namely Encanto Pisco, Swedish Punsch, Rothman & Winter Apricot Liqueur, and Del Maguey Mezcal Vida. Yet this thoroughly international affair turns out harmonious, with a deep well of intriguing flavors to explore.
No. 10 ($20)
No. 10 ($20)
Meant to be shared, this is a playful, boozy riff on afternoon tea service. The pitcher arrives at the table filled with English breakfast tea-infused Bacardi Select Rum, jasmine syrup, Bittercube Jamaican #1 Bitters, and lemon juice, all on ice. It's sweet but not cloying, with a robust floral profile.