Friday, April 11, 2014

Roosevelt's Rough Rider

Drink: Roosevelt's Rough Rider
Establishment: Murphy's Pub & Grill
Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
First Connoisseur: Holly

2 1/2 ounces of Patron Café (we used Cabo Diablo)
1 1/2 ounces Absolut Vanilla Vodka
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat Sweet Stout
Splash of cream
Splash of soda water

Fill a pint glass with ice. Build, starting with the Patron, vodka, and cream. Stir well with a bar spoon. Add a splash of soda water. Top with refrigerated Buffalo Sweat. Stir a couple of gentle revolution. Since this drink contains cream, don't let it sit for long - it will curdle.

South Dakota is not really a drinking mecca; drinking in the tourist trap that is downtown Rapid City means drinking domestic and Colorado craft beers. And although Murphy's Pub & Grill's idea of cocktails are mostly just large versions of shooters, the Rough Rider is a bit different in that its cousin is the classic Colorado Bulldog - only with tequila and beer. Yeah, it's that down-home, but for only $6 a pint, who's complaining?

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