Lost Lake offers much more than great tiki drinks. Thanks to the friendly staff and carefully crafted tropical vibes, it’s also a welcome escape from the frigid Midwestern winters and a stellar cocktail experience overall, which is why we named it our 2016 Cocktail Bar of the Year. Get a fun peek behind the scenes in this video, and read more about what makes the bar so memorable here. And in case you work up a thirst in the process, we’ve gathered recipes for the house cocktail the Lost Lake and the Heaven is a Place/This is the Place for you to mix up at home.
Emma Janzen is Imbibe's Digital Content Editor and author of Mezcal: The History, Craft and Cocktails of the World's Ultimate Artisanal Spirit. Writing and editing from her home base in Chicago, she prefers her mezcal neat, her cocktails made with gin, and her stouts served year-round.