Ben Schiller Masters the Art of the Dealer's Choice Cocktail

Liz Grossman

There are four words that, combined, are about as enticing to Ben Schiller’s ears as a bar spoon on a chalkboard: aquavit, strong, stirred, flute. “It doesn’t make sense,” says the beverage director/partner of Chicago’s The Berkshire Room, but awkward drink orders are always a risk when you offer a Dealer’s Choice menu, where guests create their own spirit/flavor/glassware combinations. “It...