This post brought to you by CH Distillery. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Lydi Out Loud.
Hi there friends! Happy Memorial Day! It’s hard to believe it’s the unofficial kick off to summer, in Ohio it feels like we skipped spring. Winter seemed to linger, with a day or 2 teasers of spring, but never sustaining warm temperatures. Summer is such a fun time to take mini-trips, whether they’re impromptu road trips or planned out vacations. If your travel plans include a trip Chicago I have a place for you visit; CH Distillery Spirits. It’s not just a brand with distinctive spirits, but a destination. They offer CH Distillery Events, tours, cocktails and dinner. It’s also the unofficial kick off to refreshing summer cocktail season. 😉 When I think of refreshing I think of the flavor combination of grapefruit and basil (you may remember this was one of the combos in my infused waters). The tartness of the grapefruit is the perfect compliment to the sweet and mellow flavor of the basil. Naturally I had to marry these flavors into a cocktail; I hope you love it as much as I do.
Grapefruit Basil Refresher Cocktail
1 ½ oz. CH Vodka (about a shot)
1¾ red grapefruit juice
Fresh basil leaves
Red grapefruit slices for garnish (optional)
Sugar or stevia
Fill cocktail shaker with ice, vodka grapefruit juice and basil leaves; shake well.
Pour drink in ice filled glass and top with basil. Optional: roll peeled grapefruit slices in sugar or stevia and add to glass for garnish.
For my cocktail I used CH Vodka, a clean, light, sweet and smooth vodka with a peppery finish, but there is much more to enjoy from CH Distillery than the just distinctive vodka. Their other profiles include:
- CH London Dry Gin is a balanced, classic Martini Gin with citrus peel, juniper, cardamom and pepper. It’s distilled from CH Vodka.
- CH Key Gin is their “gateway” gin, light and refreshing with fresh key lime, lavender and white pepper. It is also distilled from CH Vodka.
- CH Peppercorn Vodka has Tellicherry peppercorns, making this spirit daring in cocktails and perfect for Bloody Mary’s. It’s black pepper flavor and citrus accents give it a fiery flair.
- CH Bourbon is adventurous, boozy, smooth, bold and full bodied with hints of maple and brown sugar. It’s distilled from Midwest corn and rye, and aged in new American oak barrels.
See why CH Distillery is worth a visit? What are your favorite summer cocktails? I hope you get to enjoy them today to celebrate the holiday, along with some amazing food, of course!