Fabio Viviani’s 4 Favorite Cocktail Recipes

Get your mixology on with one of Top Chef alum and Chicago restaurateur Fabio Viviani’s favorite cocktail recipes from Bar Siena, Siena Tavern and Prime & Provisions!

Fabio Viviani knows good cocktails. (If you’ve been to one of his restaurants in Chicago, you already know this.) So it’s no surprise that when he’s looking for a good drink, he keeps it close to home.

“I go to The Aviary once in a while, but [my favorite] has to be Bar Siena and Siena Tavern for cocktails,” Viviani says. “I tend to stay home for a cocktail because it’s very hard to beat my restaurants in town for cocktails. We have great cocktails.”

What’s his go-to order? “I’m a classic, I like old fashioned at Prime & Provisions and I like the #2 at Siena Tavern. I love them.”

Step up your summer cocktail game and try out these recipes for yourself! And then pair it with a plate of four mushroom risotto from Viviani’s brand-new cookbook, Fabio’s 30-Minute Italian.


Siena Tavern No.2 Recipe

  • 1.5 ounces Grey Goose
  • .75 ounces Le Sirop Blueberry Lavender
  • 1 ounce Peach Juice
  • .75 ounces Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Top with Sparkling Wine

Bar Siena No. 3 Recipe

  • 1.5 ounces Hanger 1 Vodka
  • .75 ounces Lemon Juice
  • .75 ounces Ginger Zest
  • .5 ounces Fragoli Strawberry
  • .5 ounces Luxardo Bitter
  • Good pinch Arugula

Bar Siena No. 5 Recipe

  • 1.5 ounces Makers Mark Bourbon
  • .75 ounces Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .5 ounces Averna Amaro
  • .5 ounces St Elizabeth Allspice Dram
  • .5 ounces Le Sirop Winter Spice
  • Top with Angry Orchard Ginger Apple
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters

Prime & Provisions Old Fashioned

  • 2 parts Old Forrester 100 Proof Bourbon
  • .25 parts Demerara Syrup
  • Splash Walnut Liqueur
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 2 dashes of Regan’s Orange Bitters


All cocktails are created by Revae Schneider; photos by DineAmic Group

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