Bars throughout the Windy City have embraced a trend toward innovative mixed drinks, many with ironic or cheeky names. Much of the inspiration for the beverages -- and in some cases the recipes themselves -- is drawn from the history books. One popular cocktail is named after a well-known figure in the temperance movement, for example. Steve Reddicliffe, the New York Times deputy travel editor, takes readers through a variety of cocktail locales to try the next time you're in Chicago.

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