Brown and boozy, a little sweet and a little bitter—is there any other whiskey drink more satisfying than the Old Fashioned?
The drink defies its stuck-in-time title, and while it certainly went through some less-than-ideal incarnations over the years, who hasn’t?
I’m an Old Fashioned
When you get right down to it, the Bourbon Old Fashioned is little more than a slug of whiskey, seasoned and sweetened. Yet for all of its suave simplicity, the drink remains as relevant today as it was when it first captured drinkers’ hearts 200 years ago.
Bourbon Old Fashioned
1⁄2 tsp Sugar
3 dashes Angostura bitter
1 tsp Water
2 oz Bourbon
Garnish: orange peel
One Bourbon Old Fashioned will set you back about $8-$10 at Bacchus depending on the liquor. With a call liquor, it’s $2 off every Wednesday. Now, if you wanna get ridiculous with your drink:
The Impeachment cocktail is a trivial $1,500 and it's served at the world-famous Watergate Hotel.
A luxurious take on the classic old fashioned, the Impeachment features rare Pappy Van Winkle 23 year old Bourbon, combined with fresh peaches that are soaked in 1995 Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes, chilled with an ice globe adorned with 14-karat gold leaf and served in a Christofle rocks glass that is yours to keep!
For the full experience, the cocktail can be custom-crafted for two inside the original Scandal Room 214, where G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt orchestrated the Watergate break in in 1972.
Your stay is accompanied with live storytelling from the original arresting officers who changed history. The experience will run you $5,000 for two cocktails, but it includes an overnight stay at the newly-renovated luxury property.