The Pendergast

Ingredients

  1. 1 ½ ounce bourbon
  2. ¾ ounce sweet vermouth
  3. ½ ounce Bénédictine
  4. 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  5. Garnish: Lemon twist
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How to Make It

Combine the ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice cubes until chilled. Strain into the glass, garnish, and enjoy.

Why We Like It

In honor of the now-tipsy city I call home, I'm making the Pendergast, a new classic named in honor of Tom Pendergast, a political boss who controlled Kansas City in the 20s and 30s. Thanks to “Boss Tom” and his political machine, police often turned a blind eye to imbibing during Prohibition. Pendergast eventually went down for corruption, but this week we raise a glass to him. The Pendergast was created by Ryan Maybee of The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange and Manifesto, a speakeasy-style bar in the restaurant’s basement. It can be found on The Rieger’s bar menu year round.

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