Bar Takito — Using Tea As an Ingredient to Modernize Classic Cocktails

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Chicago-based Bar Takito has a piece of our heart — not only for Adam Weber’s cocktails but also for reasons of nostalgia. The venue’s mothership, Takito Kitchen, kicked off our very first “Across the Bar” episode back in 2013. A bar and its resident mixologist can evolve a lot in two years, and Bar Takito is no exception.

In this episode of “Across the Bar,” brought to you by the Foodable Network and Lipton® Fresh Brewed Iced Tea, Weber sets the bar high by creating three tea-based cocktails. Up first is the Peachy Keen, with bitters, lemon juice, vodka, agave nectar, and Lipton® Fresh Brewed Peach Iced Tea, followed by a modern remake of The Old-Fashioned and, last but not least, a daiquiri-inspired cocktail that uses booze-washing.

Watch the full episode as Weber concocts simple cocktails with maximum flavor, and puts a modern twist on some tried-and-true classic cocktails.