La Vie en Rose from Pops for Champagne
Modeled on the classic Champagne cocktail, which features a bitters-soaked sugar cube submerged in chilled French bubbly, this cocktail adds a floral component into the mix with a measure of elderflower liqueur.
Black Hills Gold from Pops for Champagne
With its autumn fruit flavors and baking-spice garnish, the Black Hills Gold feels very right for the season at hand. It's built with pear liqueur, apple cider, ginger tea, Amaretto, and cava, and topped with star anise for festive flair.
Red Sky at Night from Pops for Champagne
Robust and spiritous, the Red Sky at Night shares components with a Dark 'n' Stormy, including dark rum and a ginger beer topper. But the additions of Calvados, rosemary syrup, and cava help add complex, herbal-laced apple flavors.
The Sepia French 75
The signature cocktail at Chicago's Sepia stays fairly true to its classic namesake, save a very apropos twist. Bartender Josh Pearson tops this number with sparkling rosé, giving the drink an intense orange-pink hue that nods to the restaurant's old-time-photo adornments.
South x Southwest from Sepia
A pleasing aroma of rosemary and woodsy bitters wafts off of this Moscato d'Asti-topped libation, which features a rich reposado tequila base and a bit of St. Germain for sweetness.