Drink of the Week

Sorry I have been so remiss in writing. March completely took over and decided to make my life its own. But rejoice, for Lent is over and I can go back to posting completely inappropriate things around here.

Today’s offering is a drink that hails from Kansas City, Missouri. It was named in honor of Boss Tom Pendergast, who controlled the Democratic Party, circumvented Prohibition, and was partly responsible for Harry S. Truman’s rise in politics.

That’s right: he kept Kansas City flowing in booze and there was nothing the feds could do about it.

pendergast cocktail


  • 1½ oz. bourbon
  • ¾ oz. sweet vermouth
  • ½ oz. Benedictine
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • lemon twist, for garnishing

Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice, and gently swirl until mixed. Strain into a chilled old fashioned glass and garnish with a lemon twist. Then sip and be thankful Prohibition was repealed long before you were born 😉

LC Aggie Sith

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