stirred, not shaken
Our National Beverage Director, Kim Spence, says that the key in highlighting the whisky is to use a large block of ice and stirring instead of shaking the ingredients, which limits dilution. The addition of sugar helps the whisky to really shine, while a few drops of Angostura bitters balances the flavours. At Moxie’s, we add a few dashes of orange bitters to ensure that our version has a beautiful citrus taste throughout.
In the early 30s, the Old Fashioned took on a fruity edge, as bartenders muddled everything from cherries to pineapple for a sweeter result. Today, we’ve nixed the cherry, and focus on showcasing the whisky instead, as preference has shifted from sugary drinks to complex and full-bodied classics (thank you, Don Draper).
Good Old Fashioned Twist
We encourage you to play with this classic cocktail! Simple substitutions, like using chocolate bitters or a cherry flavoured whisky, can have surprisingly delicious results. If you don’t feel like stirring we invite you to Moxie’s to enjoy ours over dinner.