By Mike Augustyniak

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.

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

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.)

Tools Needed
Jigger (for measuring)
Mixing glass (a pint glass is fine)
Stirring mechanism (a bar spoon is ideal)

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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.

Taste Test
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.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

About Parlour
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.

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Mike Augustyniak