Rhymes with Orange at CH Distillery
Everybody seems to like a spicy Bloody Mary, but in that drink, it’s the mix that provides the heat, not the liquor. At the new CH Distillery, the spice can be delivered through the medium of the vodka itself. While Russian restaurants may make old-time flavored vodkas through soaking garlic, horseradish, pepper or ginger in the vodka, CH can infuse virtually any flavor into its homemade spirits through the miracles of modern mixology. One of the best uses of the infusion technology so far is CH’s Serrano chili vodka. Served on its own with one of CH’s cool globes of ice, it packs some punch, but the heat and flavor of the chili emerges best as a counterpoint to other flavors. In the CH cocktail “Rhymes with Orange,” the combination of Serrano chili vodka, lime, orange Curaçao and watermelon creates a unique happy and fruity (but not too fruity) Spice Tart sensation.
564 West Randolph, (312)707-8780, chdistillery.com
Best of Chicago 2013