The Prize Fighter, a Berkshire Room Original

The Prize Fighter, a Berkshire Room Original

The Berkshire Room shares another of its delicious house cocktails, the Prize Fighter, a fittingly named drink that is a perfect pairing of the great tastes of Mezcal and Rye in one glass. The blend marries the flavors with a touch of sweet and smoke with just a little bight, a wonderful treat that is perfect for any time indoor or out. 


  • 1 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz Mezcal
  • 3/4 oz Amaro Lucano
  • 1/4 oz Suze
  • 3 drops Molé Bitters


Add all ingredients to mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice—preferably one large cube. Express oil from a swath of orange peel over the surface of the drink. The remaining orange twist may remain as a garnish.

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Berkshire Room is one of Chicago’s most respected cocktail bars. Located in the Acme Hotel supplies specialty drinks & New American bar snacks in a sleek and refined space.

Christian Hetter is an operations and beverage director for Berkshire's parent company the Fifty/50 Group, and was previously the bar director and general manager of The Berkshire Room, as is apparent from his skill with the shaker.