With her home base Sportsman’s Club located in a once-Polish neighborhood in Chicago, bartender Laura Kelton created this variation on the Dark & Stormy cocktail using a Polish bison grass vodka in place of the traditional rum.

“Despite vodka’s reputation as a flavorless spirit, Zubrowka has a great spice structure with hints of cinnamon and vanilla, complementing the spicy ginger beer,” Kelton said.

Kelton finishes the cocktail with a float of Black Strap rum that creates an appealing layered effect.

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The Perfect Storm

1.5 oz. Zubrowka
0.75 oz. lime juice
Ginger beer
Black Strap rum

Add Zubrowka vodka and lime juice over ice. Top with ginger beer. Finish with a float of Black Strap rum. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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