Pomegranate sea breeze: The sea breeze, a classic summer cocktail of vodka, cranberry juice and grapefruit juice, is served with a refreshing twist at Chicago's Old Oak Tap. This homey yet elegantly rustic Ukrainian Village restaurant offers a sea breeze on its weekend brunch menu that swaps the traditional cranberry for a slightly more exotic burst of pomegranate, while still maintaining the drink's characteristically light and fruity flavor.
As a result, the Tap's pomegranate version is a sweet and simple blend of pink grapefruit juice, vodka and pomegranate liqueur: a taste of beach-y paradise for just $7.
It's even better when paired with a side of savory Maryland crabcakes or mouth-wateringly divine slices of honey mascarpone French toast. 2109 W. Chicago, 773-772-0406, theoldoaktap.com
— Leah Pickett, Special to the Tribune