Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout November, he’s getting his inspirations from Parlour in downtown Minneapolis. This week’s selection: their signature Old Fashioned, a complex-flavored take on the classic Mad Men cocktail.
2 oz. Old Grand Dad 114
1 oz. Jim Beam Rye
.25 oz. Piloncillo*
3 dashes of Trinity Bitters (equal parts of Bittercube’s Bolivar, Orange, and Cherry Bark Vanilla)
Garnish: Cherry Skewer and Orange Peel
*Piloncillo (Mexican cone sugar) can be found at all Hispanic markets. Use 1 cup of water per cone, put in medium sized saucepan over medium heat, reduce down into a syrup. (Usually it takes about 20 minutes.)
Jigger (for measuring)
Mixing glass (a pint glass is fine)
Stirring mechanism (a bar spoon is ideal)
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, fill with ice, stir until desired dilution and temperature. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
This is a well-balanced drink that goes down smoothly. Its taste leads with an orange note, and finishes with the flavor of the bitters.
Parlour is the bar beneath Borough Restaurant in the North Loop of Minneapolis. “With craft cocktails and a smaller menu, it’s the perfect place to relax with friends,” their website promises.
To find more recipes from Mike’s Mix, click here.