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.