The Chicago summer is one of the best times to fully savor the
outdoors, from a stroll or roll along Lake Michigan, picnics in the park and al
fresco dining to neighborhood festivals, rooftop lounges and outdoor farmers
markets. But while you soak in the rays, be sure to counter the effects of
summer's heat with this cool-down method... the adult snow cone!
Expat Chicago – This seasonal, West Loop
pop-up patio is all about the summer essentials: outdoor dining (only),
refreshing menu items and boozy sno-cones. Yes, snow cones... with booze. Choose
from Rosé, Limoncello or Henny Sidecar. Drink up!
Volant – Located in the base of the Hyatt Centric Loop hotel, this new French bistro offers a Daily Shave cocktail — the sophisticated sister to the boozy snow cone. While enjoying a concoction of liquid goodness over shaved
ice is a delight, watching the process is a treat as well. Using a Japanese ice shaving machine, the Daily
Shave cocktail is manually prepared using a block of ice and some good ol'
elbow grease. Garnished, of course, with an orange peel for added flare.
CH Distillery &
Cocktail Bar – Fully embracing the summer season and the
love of shaved ice, CH Distillery is serving up a Boozy Limoncello snow cone made
with its locally, hand-made limoncello. And while you enjoy the coolness of ice
soaked in this Italian liqueur, take advantage of the opportunity to do a
Club – This Humboldt Park neighborhood tavern brings creativity and fresh ideas to its
cocktail program daily and is taking on the summer with its adult version of a
childhood favorite. The Sporting Julep
Cone is made with bourbon, Branca Menta, Letherbee Besk and mint, offering
all the icy fun of a snow cone with the spirit-forward boldness that the
Sportsman's Club is known for.
Clipper – Recognized for its extensive drinks menu and retro décor, the California Clipper in Humboldt Park features as part of its drinks repertoire a tiki-inspired shaved ice cocktail called the Pago Pago that's great for a summer evening. Pair it with some live music set against the
red-lit ambiance of the bar and you'll be feeling cool in no time.