Chicago’s Shaved Booze

Hey, you. Show us your I.D. for that snow cone.

Cover the kids’ ears for this one. But these snow cones are made with B-O-O-Z-E.

CH Distillery‘s made-in-house limoncello, when used as a syrup for shaved ice, is the new standard. You can tour the facility to see how CH makes its spirits.

CH 1 Anita GovicPhoto by Anita Govic

Summer’s favorite pink wine looks lovely on ice—and in a snow cone-inspired glass at Expat Chicago. The pop-up patio in West Loop also dishes out sidecars and limoncello in snow cone form.

rose snow cones adult via FacebookPhoto by @lex_denhof courtesy of Expat

At Wicker Park’s Mott St., bartender Nate Chung takes the Japanese approach to the perfect shaved ice by adding Shochu (a Japanese spirit similar to vodka), orange, basil, and green tea and passion fruit syrups, and you’ve got Chung’s special, the Ryukyu.

mott shavedPhoto courtesy of Mott St.

The California Clipper is known for its retro décor and live music—also, its shaved ice offerings. Go for the Pago Pago, a shaved ice with rum and pineapple, or the new Amaro Shaved Ice.

AmaroPhoto courtesy Hogsalt Hospitality

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