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Active Transportation Alliance Announces Official Beverage
Announcing our two co-winners of the official Active Transportation Alliance Beverage: The Transportoddy and the Transportini. Members Andrew Lurie and Lee Crandell submitted fantastic entries. Recipes are below for your pleasure:
local apple cider
local maple syrup
cinnamon & mulling spices
dark & organic white rums
:fine cold, better hot.
The Transportini is not just a drink — it's a contemplation of responsible production and transportation and therefore must be tailored to each city for local drinkers.
To make the Chicago Transportini, begin with 3 oz. of Wild Blossom Prairie Passion Mead.
This ingredient is believed to be older than the wheel. Wild Blossom's mead is made on the South Side from honey collected by local bees who forage on the Chicago lakefront and surrounding prairies, meaning it requires a minimum amount of energy to transport it from the producer to your belly. Mix with the mead 1 oz. of St. Germain liqueur, made from elderflowers gathered by French farmers using specially equipped bicycles. Add to that just a few drops of Sirène Absinthe, produced by the North Shore Distillery in nearby Lake Bluff, Ill. Shake or stir and serve on the rocks for stationary enjoyment or in a flask for easy transport. Garnish with an olive if you like to balance your sweet with a little salty. If you must travel after drinking, please walk or take public transit.
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