The J. Parker has recently launched a summer cocktail menu, featuring an array of libations named after 19th century slang. Created by Beverage Director Emily Neff, the drinks play off Hotel Lincoln's historical figures, from Abe Lincoln and James Parker to David Kennison.
The new menu, outlined below, offers nine new boozy beverages, including two frozen drinks, for summer sipping ($14 each). In addition, the rooftop restaurant and lounge has undergone a complete “refresh” this season with updated furniture and décor elements, including the addition of a custom 24’ x 8’ mural designed by Chicago artist David Bozic.The J. Parker offers spectacular and unobstructed 180 degree views of the skyline, Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan. The retractable roof makes for an all climate, dining and drink destination.
The rooftop is open Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m.-Midnight; and Sunday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Breakfast is served, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
THE J. PARKER, SIGNATURE SUMMER COCKTAILS
Rosé, pisco, dimmi liqueur, garden cordial, lemonade
Meaning "to be smart, dapper, or elegant"
Bogey Man (Frozen)
Flor de Cana Rum, Stolen X Rock & Rye Whiskey, orange liqueur, ginger-tumeric, black tea, lemon
"A play on an Arnold Palmer/John Daley, two beverages named after golf pros"
Ceres Vodka, lemongrass, elderflower, lemon, prosecco
Meaning "to mess around, to goof around”
Tanqueray Gin, hibiscus tea, peach liqueur, lemon, splash of soda water
Meaning “to quarrel”
Lunazul Tequila, coffee, raspberry, lemon
“An umbrella" inspired by a classic Hurricane - the addition of coffee is a nod to "napper"
Peloton Mezcal, huana liqueur, mango, orgeat, lime, quinceanera bitters
Meaning “absolute confusion”
Mad as Hops
Evan Williams 100 Proof Kentucky Bourbon, rhubarb, demerara, lemon, sour ale Meaning “excitable/excited”
Old Overholt Rye, ginger, vanilla, peychaud's bitters, absinthe rinse
“A real success” inspired by a mash-up of a Sazerac and a Boston Cooler (Lally Brennan is one of the owners of Commander’s Palace in New Orleans where the Sazerac cocktail originated, and a Boston Cooler is a Michigan treat made with Vernor’s ginger ale and vanilla ice cream).
See The Elephant
Glenmorangie 10yr Scotch, aperol, apricot liqueur, sweet vermouth
“To see all the sights in a town" (a play on a classic Boulevardier).