The Smoke-Filled Room and "The Dark Horse"
This week back in 1920, a group of politicians gathered in a hotel suite… and a political cliche was born. Learn about the original “smoke-filled room,” then take a deep drag of this murky cocktail:
“The Dark Horse”…as decided upon by Nandini Khaund of The Violet Hour in Chicago.
- 1.5 oz Weller 107 Antique bourbon
- 1/2 oz Smith and Cross rum
- 1/4 oz Malort
- 1/8 oz Green Chartreuse
- 1/4 oz demerara syrup
- 13 drops Tobacco bitters
- 6 drops Campfire bitters
- Rinse Laphroiag
Rinse glass with Laphroiag, set aside. Stir all ingredients except Campfire bitters on ice. Strain into rinsed glass over fresh ice. Add Campfire bitters and a lemon zest. Sip it behind closed doors, in a vaguely shady manner.