When Todd Appel and Daniel de Oliveira left Crimson Lounge in early October, they took the magic with them. The talented mixologists checked out of the River North nightclub after becoming increasingly dissatisfied with new management. They pretty much had creative license behind the bar, serving up unique versions of classic cocktails as well as the usual suspect sippers, but even that wasn’t enough to keep them there.
- 2 ounces Olmeca Altos Reposado
- 3/4 ounce lemon juice
- 1 ounce apple cider syrup
- Dash of bitters
- 1-1/2 ounces ginger beer
Build the cocktail in a Collins glass; gently stir.
To make apple cider syrup: Combine equal parts apple cider and white sugar and roll into glass until the sugar dissolves, or just put in blender and mix until it dissolves.