Raised, an Urban Rooftop Bar, located at 1 W. Wacker Drive, with one of the most spectacular views of the Chicago river and the city’s skyline, is celebrating the start of summer with a brand new menu curated by Executive Chef Russell Shearer and Restaurant Chef Tim Powles. To match the innovative food offerings, the mixology team, led by Lauren Parton, has batched must try seasonal inspired cocktails, including cocktail popsicles or “poptails” this summer.
Raised’s food and beverage lineup showcases an assortment of crave-worthy snacks, solos, shares, sweets, and sips. To start, guests can order an assortment of delicious snacks such as the Shishito Peppers with lemon, miso, sesame seeds, and bonito flakes; or the Roasted Poblano Avocado Salsa with charred shallots, tortilla chips, watermelon radish, and kohlrabi. Parties looking to share plates may choose from a number of decadent offerings including the Beef Tenderloin Sliders with pancetta, herb aioli, mushrooms; and Curried Shrimp with red curry, coconut yogurt, coriander, and scallions. For a heartier, solo meal, guests will enjoy The Raised Burger showcasing grilled beef with smoked bourbon glazed pork belly, pickled slaw, butterkäse, and seeded brioche; or the Steak Frites featuring a perfectly cooked hanger streak with frites, sautéed spinach, tomato, herb butter, and fried shallots.
For a refreshing sweet twist, Raised is introducing cocktail popsicles or “poptails” this summer. Enjoy a Tequila Coconut Negroni with Avion, Carpano Antica, Rinomato, Mahina Clement Coco, orange juice, and honey; a Mimosa with Terre Gaie Prosecco and orange juice; a Cosmopolitan with Absolut Elyx, Triple Sec, cranberry, lime, and honey, as well as the Mint Elixir with green chartreuse, club soda, honey, and mint.
The bar also offers a range of delicious cocktails in both single and large formats, including the License to Dill with Deip9 Genever, lime, simple, ginger beer, cucumber, and dill; the Dream On with butterfly pea flower infused Tito’s, poli chamomile, ginger syrup, and topo chico; the Purple Is To Lavender with Hendrick’s, strawberry, lemon, and lavender bitters; the Ramblin Rose with Hangar One Rose, Manzanilla Sherry, Strawberry Cordial, and Sparkling Rose, and the signature Raised Sangria on Tap with Lillet rouge, Copper & King’s brandy, Giffard Passionfruit, buckspice, and ginger bitters.