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.


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These all-natural margs have no processed sweeteners and are much lower in sugar and calories than traditional margaritas. They’re so light and crisp, and the fresh lime juice perfectly balances out the tequila, with just the right amount of maple syrup to give it some sweetness. (Make sure you look for 100% pure grade A organic maple syrup.)

Plus, they are EASY to make. If you’ve got all the ingredients on hand, you’ll have a fresh margarita ready in minutes. (Note: The exact proportions may slightly differ from Kristin’s, but after experimenting with the ingredients I found this combo to be the best.)

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