Drink: Old Fashioned
Where: 3 Sisters Speakeasy
Address: 226 Broadway
Happy Hour times: Every day from 4 to 7 p.m.
About: It’s strong. But more importantly, it’s smooth, which is why this bourbon (or whiskey) sipping cocktail can be enjoyed by drinkers of all palates.
An Old Fashioned front-loads a generous pouring of whiskey, bourbon or brandy over a mixture of sugar and orange bitters - drops of liquid ingredient made by infusing bark, herbs, fruit peels, roots and other ingredients with alcohol. They also make their own simple syrup in house, which adds a noticeable freshness to the drink. We used Bulleit Bourbon in our Old Fashioned, but Woodford Reserve is another top-notch choice.
This cocktail is well crafted and garnished with a fresh orange slice and whiskey-soaked black cherries that pack a puckering punch. The bar manager, Harry Rivera, takes pride in his work, and the fruit of his labor are evident in this powerful yet clean gentleman’s cocktail.