Try These Old Fashioned Cocktails

One of the most well-known cocktails is the Old Fashioned. A sophisticated drink, it’s a cocktail I often think of when I think a fancy dinner party, a cigar lounge, or even in a mafia or spy movie. At least that’s what I’ve always thought about, perhaps I’ve watched too many movies.

When you are out for drinks, or even if you are hosting a dinner party, the Old Fashioned is a cocktail that I think inspires conversation. Usually telling old stories of days gone by, I think that’s one of the main reasons I enjoy it. It brings a sort of nostalgia about sitting around with friends talking and laughing, even with complete strangers.

Live music, fine dining, and great drinks all perfectly describe Table 13. Come sit at the bar and enjoy an old fashioned while you listen to some of the best live music in town. Table 13’s 1960’s upscale atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy an Old Fashioned. Hang out with friends or make new ones as you enjoy your drink and the live music.

Coal Vines on Belt Line just east of the North Toll features an amazing menu, a large patio, and great drinks. Try their Del Toro & Coal Vines Old Fashioned. “Choose between Tres Agaves Anejo Tequila, Bulleit or Bulleit Rye, Turbonado, Black Walnut bitters, Orange Bitters, Cherry Bitters & Flammed Angostura bitters, a drizzle of Cherry Juice, Flamed Orange rind.” Come out during the week for live music and happy hour as well.

Of course, if you would rather have one at home or if you are hosting a dinner party, here is a great recipe for a delicious Old Fashioned from Garrison Brothers, which you can also find at Coal Vines.

Rudolph’s Barrel-Infused Old Fashioned


  • 2 oz. Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon
  • 1/2 oz. Liber & Co. Barrel-Infused Demerara Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Bitters

In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients over ice and stir for 15 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass over a large cube. Garnish with an orange peel and cherry.

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