In honor of National Iced Tea Month this June, Argo Tea, the premium, all-natural tea brand based in Chicago, has paired up with the innovative Chicago-based spirit producers at CH Distillery to create three signature, tea-based cocktails. The unique cocktails will be served to the public at CH Distillery & Cocktail Bar in the West Loop from June 8 until June 30!! CH Distillery is located at 564 W. Randolph Street towards the beginning of the famous restaurant row.
In addition to the fact that its National Iced Tea month, it is also patio season here in Chicago! For those who are unsure of what patio season is… because of Chicago’s long winters and chilly spring, patio season is pretty much a season long holiday. Everyone is out enjoying their favorite meals and drinks in the breeze and under the sun while the good weather lasts! Which is why I hung out at CH Distillery during mid-week, on a Wednesday and tried out all three of the signature cocktails the moment it was released on June 8th! Seriously, we Chicagoians do not play when it comes to patio season!
Anyway, if you can’t make it out to the restaurant, at least make use of that balcony, roof top, front lawn, or park as often as you can! As a matter of fact, I have included the cocktail recipes of the Argo Tea x CH Distillery collab for your enjoyment!!
MAKES ME FEEL FINE (my fave of the three)
1.5 key gin; .25 simple syrup ; .25 lime juice; 3 mint leaves; 3 cucumber slices; 3 saline drops —- Shake double strain pour over ice into a rocks glass top with Argo Green Tea Strawberry garnish with cucumber ribbon
FRUIT OF ANOTHER
1.5 cherry brand; .5 simple syrup; .5 lemon juice; .5 Rubin (grapefruit-based spirit) —-Shake pour over ice into a Collins glass and top with Argo Ginger Peach tea garnish with mint spring
CAROLINA ON MY MIND
1.5 Canadian whiskey; .25 simple syrup; 2 lime wedges; 3 mint leaves —- Smash the lime and wedges in a rocks glass then add all the liquid ingredients stir and top with Argo Carolina Honey tea
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