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These Are the Chicago-Only Cocktails You Can Get at the World's Largest Starbucks Opening Next Month

The Starbucks Reserve Roastery is scheduled to open next month on the Magnificent Mile

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    World's Largest Starbucks to Open in Chicago in 2019

    The world’s largest Starbucks is coming to Chicago.

    (Published Wednesday, April 26, 2017)

    The world's largest Starbucks won't only serve coffee - they'll also serve coffee cocktails. 

    The Starbucks Reserve Roastery opening in November in Chicago's downtown will offer up at least three coffee-infused cocktails, two of which will be exclusive to the city. 

    Among the Chicago-only options are a Pour Over Bijou, which is described as an "ode to Chicago's stunning architecture, particularly Louis Sullivan's jewel box style," the company announced. 

    "A continuation of classic cocktail pour overs while highlighting Chicago’s diverse modern metropolis," a release states. 

    The pour over includes West Java Coffee, Nikka Coffey Gin, Carpano Bianco, Green Chartreuse and Liqueur Strega.

    A second Chicago cocktail is called the Roastery Boilermaker, described as "the classic Chicago 'Boilermaker' meets the Stiegl Radler." It had Veranda Blonde Cold Brew, Malort, Koval Four Grain Whiskey, bitters, club soda and grapefruit juice. 

    "Because you're not a true Chicagoan until you've tasted Malort," the release states. 

    A third cocktail, an old fashioned, is also already available at the New York and Seattle Roasteriers and features Starbucks Reserve Cold Brew, Iwai Tradition Whisky, Amaro del Capo, New York maple syrup and balsamic vinegar of Modena. 

    The Starbucks Reserve Roastery is scheduled to open Nov. 15 on the Magnificent Mile. It will be located at Michigan Avenue and Erie Street, in the former Crate and Barrel building.

    Starbucks says the roastery will feature "an immersive experience dedicated to roasting and brewing small-batch Starbucks Reserve coffee from around the world."

    The interactive space will feature multiple brewing methods, a new menu of coffees and mixology and fresh baking on-site.

    According to early announcements, the company said the Starbucks will be approximately 35,000 square feet and five stories. 

    The Chicago roastery will be the sixth of its kind, joining other roasteries in Milan, New York, Seattle, Shanghai and Tokyo. 

    "This building has a unique way of becoming a beacon for a brand, and I can’t think of a better retailer than Starbucks to offer Chicago something new and exciting with its Reserve Roastery,” Gordon Segal, founder of Crate and Barrel, said in a statement.

    It will be the third roastery to open in the U.S. behind the flagship Seattle location, which opened in 2014.

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