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3 need-to-know spring spirits
As bars phase out their bourbon-heavy winter cocktail menus, we're giddy to see tequila, gin and rum making their seasonal debuts. But along with those staples, bartenders are introducing other, less familiar warm-weather spirits to the mix. This is the summer of mezcal, pisco and rhum agricole, a trifecta of trending liquors that may even shake us of our margarita habit this spring. We talked to some of these spirits' biggest fans—bartenders themselves—to find out why they can't wait to introduce Chicago drinkers to a taste of the tropics.
By Kate Bernot, @redeyeeatdrink
April 15, 2014