Story by Tyler Schultz Photo via: Dokyo Dauntaun, taken by Dustin Ashcraft
The old fashioned is one of the most iconic and long-standing mixed drinks in the world of mixology, rightfully earning its name. With a hint of sweetness and bitterness, the drink is traditionally made with whiskey, muddled sugar, and a citrus rind. Over time, the popular libation has slightly evolved into one of the most diverse, yet recognizable drinks around the world. Here’s a look at a few of Corpus Christi’s Old Fashioned options.
Dokyo Dauntaun is known for their creative cocktails, and their take on the old fashioned is sure to impress. The Emperor’s Old Fashioned combines Suntory Toki Whiskey, Lapsang Souchong Honey, orange bitters, Angostura bitters, orange peel, Amerena Cherry, all smoked with cherry wood chips. 424 N. Chaparral St.
Offering a chilly twist on the classic drink, Flock’s Frozen Old Fashioned mixes Evan Williams Whiskey, citrus bitters, orange peel, and a Luxardo cherry served frozen. This icy option combines the classic flavors of the age-old drink in an unforgettably chill way. 1813 Ennis Joslin Rd.
The classic old fashioned is enjoyed around the world, with variations from countries everywhere. YOLA cocina mexicana pays homage to Mexico’s take on the classic drink with an Oaxacan Old Fashioned. Mixing tequila, Madre Mezcal, agave, Angostura, and mole bitters, this option takes the classic drink and brings it to a new life. 3818 S. Alameda St.
Rock & Rolls Sushi’s Slow Roll Old Fashioned fuses Dripping Springs Gin, St. Germain, honey water, muddled orange, lime juice, and an orange peel. With subtle twists from the classic take on an old fashioned, this option offers a perfect balance between sweet and bitter to sip on. 15121 S. Padre Island Dr.
True to the name, Water Street Oyster Bar’s old fashioned is a classic formulation of the age-old cocktail. Mixing Woodford Reserve, bitters, simple syrup, and citrus rind, this option is one local drink that’s sure to take you back in time. 309 N. Water St.
Simple and straightforward, The Gold Fish’s GF Old Fashioned is as classic as you can get when it comes to a local old fashioned. Made with Templeton Rye, simple syrup, and bitters this classic take on the drink won’t disappoint. 724 N. Mesquite St.