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.
Makes 1 cocktail
|½ oz.||Habitation Velier Worthy Park 2005 rum|
|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.