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Eat this! Six hot recipes for summer in Chicago

Beer and bourbon ice cream at the Renaissance Schaumburg.

Beer and bourbon ice cream at the Renaissance Schaumburg.

Try some of our favorite hot-weather recipes for food and libations from local chefs and mixologists.

  1. LaSalle Power, River North, Cucumber watermelon salad, a great combination of sweet and savory flavors, with feta, paprika, cucumbers and watermelon.

  2. Texas de Brazil, River North and Schaumburg, Grape salad, a salad of fruit and gorgonzola that goes especially well with wine.

  3. Renaissance Schaumburg, Beer and bourbon ice cream, an ice-cream boilermaker.

  4. Eno Wine Room at the Fairmont, Loop, sauvignon blancsicles, ice pops made from sauvignon blanc and fruit juice.

  5. Hendrick’s Gin and Frontera Grill, River North, La Luna, a gin cocktail flavored with cucumber, lime and a touch of jalapeno.

  6. Prasino, Wicker Park and LaGrange, ‘Green’ cocktail, mixed from quinoa vodka and strawberries.