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The Southside Irish Coffee ($9) at The Barrel Club in Oak Lawn. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media
A test batch of a rum toddy ($9) at the Dancing Marlin in Frankfort. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media
The hot buttered rum ($11) at Siam Marina in Tinley Park. Bill Jones/22nd Century Media
The Millionaire’s Coffee ($10) at Siam Marina in Tinley Park.
Bill Jones, Managing Editor
4:19 am CST November 22, 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.