Launched in 2020, the AC Cooler is a collaboration between Spyhouse and Antz Creationz to support young artists in our community.
A portion of proceeds from every AC Cooler sold goes to Juxtaposition Arts in North Minneapolis.
About the Drink
Spyhouse collaborated with Antz Creationz Founder, Antione Jenkins, and Creative Manager, Stephon Atutui, on the development of the drink recipe, as well as the cup design, which features custom artwork created by Antione. The drink itself consists of layers of berry syrup, our Jasmine Tea Lemonade, and is topped with red berries tea. It’s fruit forward, refreshing, and just the right amount of sweet.
Originally launched as a limited time offering for summer, the popularity of the AC Cooler was above and beyond our expectations. It was then that our teams realized that we could have a greater impact in our community by making the AC Cooler available all year round. It became a permanent menu item in 2022 at our Whittier, Uptown, Northeast, North Loop, and St. Paul cafés.
About Antz Creationz
Founded by Antione Jenkins, Antz Creationz is a Minneapolis-based brand pushing the boundaries of fashion and the culture surrounding it. Their goal is to show there’s no limit to what a brand of creatives can create, championing Minnesota's culture and art scene through their work.
About Juxtaposition Arts
Juxtaposition Arts is a teen-staffed art and design center, gallery, retail shop, and artists’ studio space in North Minneapolis. Their mission is to develop community by engaging and employing young urban artists in hands-on education initiatives that create pathways to self-sufficiency while actualizing creative power.