After nearly a decade of pouring drinks and paying dues on the Chicago cocktail scene, Derek Alexander has arrived. Carving out his voice in the reclaimed wood and rustic confines of Longman & Eagle, Derek builds cocktails that focus on old-school recipes, contemporary cooking technique and locally sourced ingredients.
A veteran of Blackbird and The Bristol, Derek earned his chops under the tutelage of Steven Carrow. In between his intensive trainings at The Bristol and “The Bird” he spent the summer of 2008 studying the style and finesse of Tokyo's elaborate cocktail scene.
Now at the lead of Longman & Eagle's 200-plus whiskeys, a laundry list of bitters and other fine spirits, Derek offers weekly drink specials, a regular rotation of unique, exceptional cocktails and plenty of “whiskey for drinking.” Here, Derek provides one more whiskey sipper using Market fresh raspberries and lemon.