This cocktail created by Grazia Game Changer Chef Erick Williams’ Chicago restaurant, Virtue, is an homage to patience-one of the most important virtues, but perhaps the one that is most difficult to practice. The sultry blend of rich, red fruits with a sophisticated hint of botanical is proof positive that good things come to those who wait.


2 1/2 parts vodka

1/2 part Crème Yvette

1/2 part fresh lime juice

1/2 part simple syrup

2 dashes rhubarb bitters

2 dashes orange bitters


Combine ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass. Stir. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.