Bamboo Room’s Bamboo Room

The tropical behemoth Three Dots and a Dash is not exactly what we’d call restrained, but the Bamboo Room, a hideaway tucked within the River North bar, sure is. When it reopened last November after a pandemic pause, the tiki trappings had been stowed away. Now this 22-seat bar serves spirit-forward rum cocktails like its signature drink, a riff on the classic Bamboo. Beverage director Kevin Beary adds an aged rum, Madeira, and cane syrup to the traditional mix of sherry and vermouth for a nutty, rich flavor.

Bamboo Room

Makes 1 cocktail

½ oz. Habitation Velier Worthy Park 2005 rum
1¼ oz. amontillado
1 oz. Mancino Bianco Ambrato vermouth
½ oz. Rare Wine Co. Boston Bual Madeira
½ oz. cane syrup
  Orange peel, for garnish

1 Stir ingredients in a mixing glass over ice until well chilled.

2 Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

3 Express the orange peel and place into glass.