How To Make an “Old” Old Fashioned

We’re kicking the week off in a spirited way today, with a nod to the past and a look to the future. The nod comes in the form of an Old Fashioned recipe, courtesy Mixologist Eric Hay, of Chicago’s Wirtz Beverage. Rather than muddling cherries and orange, a la “Mad Men” era, he’s going even further back (note his old fashioned leather bartender’s vest) with a prohibition-era version. The look to the future comes in the form of our setting for today’s recipe. It’s at the soon-to-open Tortoise Club, near the Marina City complex on State Street. It promises to restore the old lustre and glamour of a bygone era, while also taking into account some of the more modern trends in food and drink. Cheers.

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