We put some of Milwaukee's best old fashioneds to the test.
Is there anything more unifying than our love for old fashioneds? (If you can think of something, call your local representative.) It’s a beverage that bonds hipsters and nonagenarians, Republicans and Democrats. And you can’t throw a sausage without hitting an establishment that serves ‘em up. So we put The Packing House, Camp Bar, Joey Gerard’s, Drink Wisconsinbly, Jazz Estate and Dock18 [Now closed] to the test, asking them to create their traditional old fashioned. After much deliberation, the judges emerged with a consensus.
Yep, that’s a cheese curd.
Helps wash down the Steak Diane.
Made with peanut butter rum from Twisted Path Distillery.
The tasty tipple of Woodford Reserve bourbon, Averna amaro, Angostura bitters and orange zest finishes on a strong note of Hawthorne Coffee. Smooth, baby.
The drink that shines brightest for Camp fans.
The Packing House
Exactly what a good old fashioned sweet should taste like, The Packing House’s version is made of sugar, Angostura bitters, maraschino cherries, Korbel brandy, Sprite, and, of course, an orange slice.