Looking for something to put a smile on your face? The 'Worms in Dirt' cocktail may be in order.
You probably remember the favorite childhood party treat, 'Worms in Dirt' with the dirt typically made from crushed Oreo cookies and the worms, of course gummy worms. But now thanks to the mixologists at Up & Up and the folks at Dylan's Candy Bar there's a new version that packs a more potent punch.
It seems that cocktails based on childhood favorites are the hot new trend. There's the PBJ made from Peanut Butter infused Vodka and a grape juice ice cube. Then there are several drinks based on the Creamsicle made with either rum or vodka. Another favorite is the Cotton Candy martini, your choice of gin or vodka, shaken not stirred.
And there's more.
The list goes on and on with creations including the Blow Top martini made from bubble-gum flavored vodka and the Pink Punk Cosmo, a favorite of those still tuning into the "Sex in the City" TV series.
The latest, the 'Worms in Dirt' cocktail, inspired by the nostalgic treat, has been given its grown-up make-over at Up & Up with house made Irish Cream, Hangar One Vodka, Cynar,, milk, Oreos, and topped with a playful gummy worm.
You can try the 'Worms in Dirt' cocktail at Up & Up on the 13th floor of The Robey in Wicker Park.
In addition to the 'Worms in Dirt' cocktail, the bar has an assortment of seasonal sips including Grandma Charlotte’s Secret Recipe with Graham Cracker infused Evan Williams, pumpkin syrup and toasted marshmallow, as well as the Really Tied The Room Together with Hangar One Vodka, Nola coffee, clarified milk, Crème de Cacao, Averna, and bitters.
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