What’s That Wednesday: Breaking Down a Happy Hour Classic
Brandy Old Fashioned
The Old Fashioned
23 N. Pinckney St.
-Muddled together: sugar cube, bitters, orange slice, cherry and a splash of Sprite
-Sprite. Makes the drink an Old Fashioned Sweet. Squirt or 50/50 makes it a Sour. An Old Fashioned Soda is made with seltzer and an Old Fashioned Press is half Sprite, half soda water—really, this is where you can get creative! Some people even ask for coke or orange juice.
-Orange and cherry garnish
Wisconsinites do this classic cocktail a bit differently than others, opting for brandy instead of whiskey. And where better to taste this smooth, sweet pick-me-up than the Old Fashioned itself? Stop in Thursday, September 19, from 4-6 p.m. for $1 Old Fashioneds as part of the annual customer appreciation celebration. Grab an appetizer and try an Old Fashioned Sweet, Sour, Press … you get the idea.
What’s That Wednesday is a new madisonmagazine.com series in which we choose a food or drink item from the Madison area and break it down. Have an idea for a tasty drink or dish we should feature? Email or tweet your idea to @gmedquist using the #WhatsThat hashtag.
Corinne Burgermeister is an editorial web intern for Madison Magazine.