The Clooney at The Bassment in Chicago

The Bassment is a speakeasy-style, live music lounge in downtown Chicago’s River North neighborhood. In honor of Hollywood actor George Clooney’s recent May 6th birthday, the Bassment’s innovative cocktail program has concocted a tequila-based cocktail made with an ice cube that features the leading man’s timelessly handsome face.

This boozy sipper boasts a base of Casamigos Reposado – Clooney founded the brand with buddy Rande Gerber before selling it for a whopping billion dollars in 2017 – mixed with sweet vermouth and Creme De Banana, for a sweet yet boldly flavored cocktail.

“We wanted to create a cocktail that was more of an experience than a standard classic cocktail, and that pays homage to the man responsible for creating one of the smoothest and best-tasting tequilas, George Clooney,” shares Brandon Spann, bartender extraordinaire at Chicago’s Bassment.


The Clooney Cocktail Recipe

  • 1.5 oz Casamigos Reposado Tequila
  • .5 oz Carpano Antica Vermouth
  • .5 oz Creme De Banana Liqueur
  • .75 oz Vanilla Bean Simple Syrup
  • 2 dashes of Honeyed Apricot & Smoked Hickory Bitters

The Bassment Chicago Details

353 West Hubbard Street. Lower Level, Chicago; ; @BassmentChicago

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