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Pictured is the Southside Irish Coffee ($9) at The Barrel Club in Oak Lawn. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media
Pictured is a test batch of a rum toddy ($9) at the Dancing Marlin in Frankfort.
Pictured is the hot buttered rum ($11) at Siam Marina in Tinley Park.
Pictured is the Millionaire’s Coffee ($10) at Siam Marina in Tinley Park.
Bill Jones, Managing Editor
6:28 pm CST November 19, 2019

It is a fallacy beloved by Chicago Bears tailgaters that alcohol warms the body to battle the frigid city temperatures during those crucial games late in the season. Just the opposite: While alcohol will make you think you’re warmer, it does not actually make you so. And unfortunately, heating up that boozy beverage also isn’t going to do much but warm your hands and maybe your stomach for a few seconds.