"Guess what I had last night."
"An Old Fashioned?"
"Well, kind of both of those."
Metropole at the 21C Hotel is serving up a cocktail where two worlds collide:
Pig in the City
Metropole's bar manager says he infused Bulleit with bacon fat to give the beloved bourbon a smoky profile you'll notice at your first whiff. One of the tenders says he carried the first infused bottle into the bar like a baby.
No doubt it was precious cargo.
The cocktail is smoky and sweet all at once, punctuated with a bit of silky umami thanks to the rendered bacon fat.
Metropole's bar doesn't open its door until 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, but you're able to grab a seat in the plush, well appointed lounge and a cocktail server will fetch you a drink if you're a wee bit early.
If bacon isn't your thing, I highly suggest the Don & Dirty, a festive take on an Old Fashioned.
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