Maude's

Smokey violet smash at <a href="http://chicago.metromix.com/venues/mmxchi-maudes-liquor-bar-venue" target="_">Maude's Liquor Bar</a> ($14). <p>You can¿t go wrong ordering any cocktail here, but the smashes¿with their crushed ice and lovely mint leaf garnishes¿are a signature. You can order `em with vodka, gin, whiskey, rum or chartreuse, but I prefer the smokey violet version for its herbal flavor and purple hue that lightens as the ice melts. Don¿t say I didn¿t warn you: The price adds up quick for how quick these go down. --Lisa Arnett

( Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune / June 11, 2013 )

Smokey violet smash at Maude's Liquor Bar ($14).

You can¿t go wrong ordering any cocktail here, but the smashes¿with their crushed ice and lovely mint leaf garnishes¿are a signature. You can order `em with vodka, gin, whiskey, rum or chartreuse, but I prefer the smokey violet version for its herbal flavor and purple hue that lightens as the ice melts. Don¿t say I didn¿t warn you: The price adds up quick for how quick these go down. --Lisa Arnett

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