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.
- 2-1/2 ounces Famous Grouse-Blended Scotch
- 3/4 ounce Gran Classico Bitter
- 3/4 ounce Dubonnet Rouge
- 3 dashes Angostura
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir well. Rinse a cocktail glass with Ardbeg 10-year scotch. Strain cocktail into rinsed cocktail glass and garnish with an orange twist.