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“Smoke” – Lobby Bar inside MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland

Like most states, smoking is not allowed in public places in the state of Maryland. But, that doesn’t mean bartenders can’t make this unique, delicious cocktail made up of Deanston 14-year-old single malt scotch, demerara syrup and bitters. On the surface, it seems like any scotch-based cocktail. But, during the mixing of this cocktail, the bartender pipes applewood smoke into the glass. But wait, it’s not just a basic rocks glass. This specially-designed glass is called a “Sherlock Holmes” glass and allows the drinker to feel as if they are smoking a pipe while they sip on this delicious, smoky cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Deanston 14YR organic single malt
  • ¼ oz. Demerara syrup
  • 2 dashes Bar Keep organic bitters
  • Type: Stirred
  • Glass: Pipe
  • Garnish: Expressed orange peel inserted / smoke
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We’ve long been obsessed with Things Organized Neatly, the Tumblr, Instagram account, and book that displays collections of items arranged in pleasing ways. It’s the reason we’re hard at work on this puzzle. When finished, the puzzle depicts a collection of retro video games and gaming systems aligned ever so perfectly. Each is made in the USA by the New York Puzzle Company and features original photography from artist Jim Golden. At 1000 pieces, it will put you to work for some time, but when you complete it you can use some puzzle glue and frame it on your wall. Out of chaos comes order, right?