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Fighting Heart Disease the Fun Way

Potter's Lounge unveils red cocktails to help fight heart disease in women



    Fighting Heart Disease the Fun Way
    Fight heart disease by drinking a specialty cocktail (but leave the chocolate alone).

    It may seem like an odd way to help fight heart disease, but, by all means, count us in. Potter's Lounge, the sophisticated, retro-inspired boite inside the legendary Palmer House Hilton in the Loop, has unveiled four specialty cocktails honoring the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" campaign, which teaches women about the dangers of heart disease. The cocktails, which are all red, will be served throughout the month of February.

    The colorful concoctions include the "Cherry-tini," with Absolut Vanilla, Chambord and cherries, the "Raspberry Fizz," a blend of Chambord and champagne, the "Watermelon Martini," with Belvedere Vodka, Watermelon Pucker and cranberry juice, and the "Love Punch," combining Chambord and Watermelon Pucker with pineapple and cranberry juices. The do-gooder cocktails are each $12, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the American Heart Association.