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Old Fashioned at Fulton Market Kitchen
Old Fashioned at Fulton Market Kitchen
Neil Burger

10 Standout Old Fashioneds in Chicago

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Old Fashioned at Fulton Market Kitchen
| Neil Burger
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Regardless of mixologist trends, there's something to be said for the timelessness of a classic cocktail. Of the classics, the Old Fashioned is the dignified grandfather of the bunch. Its components are sparse — typically just a hint of sugar muddled with a few drops of bitters and topped with a citrus twist — which really let the bourbon or rye shine. For the Old Fashioned and its ilk, the rich caramel flavors of Knob Creek® are particularly suited for today's versions of this standard bearer of cocktails. Here now, ten of those standouts.

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III Forks Prime Steakhouse

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The Old Fashioned here includes three types of bitters — orange, cherry and Peychauds — and a house-made cinnamon simple syrup.

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The Old Fashioned here is made with Knob Creek 9 Year, golden Demerara sugar, and house-made orange bitters.

The Brass Monkey

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This Knob Creek Old Fashioned skews more modern with Angostura orange bitters instead of the regular stuff.

Vivo Restaurant

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A bit of modernist orange bitter dust finishes this Old Fashioned, made with Knob Creek 9 Year, Demerara sugar, and Angostura.

East Room

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A no-frills Old Fashioned is made simply here with Knob Creek 9 Year and Angostura bitters.

Fulton Market Kitchen

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A huge hand-cut ice cube, mixed with a hand-selected Knob Creek Single Barrel, is finished with Demerara sugar, Angostura, and a simple citrus peel.
The Murder City Old Fashioned doesn’t mess with the original: it features a Knob Creek house-selected 120 Proof Barrel bourbon, caramel Demerara sugar, Angostura bitters and citrus peel.

Virgin Hotels Chicago

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An ultra-inventive version of the classic is made with Knob Creek Rye and sweetened with a bit of choya plum wine. Hayman’s sloe gin is then added for herbaceous depth, then maraschino for sweetness, and finished with dandelion & burdock bitters.

Signature Room at the 95th

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The Old Town Old Fashioned keeps the drink light and sweet by adding a cherry and a splash of soda to their Knob Creek 9 Year Bourbon and bitters.

Red Door

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Order the reliable Old Fashioned, kept simple with Knob Creek Single Barrel, bitters muddled with sugar, and a hint of citrus.
This advertising content was produced in collaboration between Vox Creative and our sponsor, without involvement from Vox Media editorial staff.

III Forks Prime Steakhouse

The Old Fashioned here includes three types of bitters — orange, cherry and Peychauds — and a house-made cinnamon simple syrup.

Untitled

The Old Fashioned here is made with Knob Creek 9 Year, golden Demerara sugar, and house-made orange bitters.

The Brass Monkey

This Knob Creek Old Fashioned skews more modern with Angostura orange bitters instead of the regular stuff.

Vivo Restaurant

A bit of modernist orange bitter dust finishes this Old Fashioned, made with Knob Creek 9 Year, Demerara sugar, and Angostura.

East Room

A no-frills Old Fashioned is made simply here with Knob Creek 9 Year and Angostura bitters.

Fulton Market Kitchen

A huge hand-cut ice cube, mixed with a hand-selected Knob Creek Single Barrel, is finished with Demerara sugar, Angostura, and a simple citrus peel.

Bordel

The Murder City Old Fashioned doesn’t mess with the original: it features a Knob Creek house-selected 120 Proof Barrel bourbon, caramel Demerara sugar, Angostura bitters and citrus peel.

Virgin Hotels Chicago

An ultra-inventive version of the classic is made with Knob Creek Rye and sweetened with a bit of choya plum wine. Hayman’s sloe gin is then added for herbaceous depth, then maraschino for sweetness, and finished with dandelion & burdock bitters.

Signature Room at the 95th

The Old Town Old Fashioned keeps the drink light and sweet by adding a cherry and a splash of soda to their Knob Creek 9 Year Bourbon and bitters.

Red Door

Order the reliable Old Fashioned, kept simple with Knob Creek Single Barrel, bitters muddled with sugar, and a hint of citrus.

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