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Sip on Summertime with Progress’s Three-Tea Gimlet

This tea-infused riff on the pisco sour has all the flavor of a creamy cool Creamsicle treat.

By Claire Porter

May 2019

May is a merciless tease, taunting us with fleeting tastes of the long, carefree days of summer but surprising us with a cold flash here and there. When you’re ready to dive into the dog days but the calendar simply won’t speed up, sip on the Three-Tea Gimlet from Progress (2144 E. Republic Road, Suite B101, Springfield, 417-799-9388). As one staffer put it, this drink is an orange Creamsicle in a glass that brings back memories of chasing the ice cream truck for a creamy cool treat. Made with oolong tea–infused pisco, vermouth, honey and lime, this cocktail is smooth, citric and fruity without hinging on the saccharine, and the egg white brings it to the rich, creamy level worthy of any orange-hued frozen treat.

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