Celeste, Chicago’s high volume craft cocktail bars’ beverage program is full of balanced and innovative compositions. Celeste has introduced a new signature cocktail, “The Obvious Choice.”

“It (for better or worse) speaks to the majority of the clientele in the River North area, specifically Hubbard Street. We wanted to make a simple drink that everyone could enjoy, and perhaps even get some sort of health benefit out of it as well, using green tea. In contrast to some of the other more complex cocktails on the menu, those patrons who aren’t very adventurous will go with the “obvious choice,” one that is safe and delicious.”
– Brendan Diaz on The Obvious Choice

The Obvious Choice

The Obvious Choice

The Obvious Choice


  • 1 1/2 oz. Absolut Elyx Vodka
  • 1 oz. Rare Tea Cellars Blood Orange Green Tea Syrup*
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3 drops Bittermens “Elemakule” Tiki Bitters
  • Dried Blood Orange for Garnish

Preparation: Combine ELYX vodka, tea syrup, lemon juice and tiki bitters into shaker tin, whip shake for 8 seconds, strain over ice into chilled rocks glass. Garnish with dried blood orange.

*Rare Tea Cellars Blood Orange Green Tea Syrup:

Steep for 10 mins/Add equal parts sugar and let cool. Fine strain out tea leaves with chinois.

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