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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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1. III Forks Prime Steakhouse

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180 N Field Blvd
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 938-4303
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The Old Fashioned here includes three types of bitters — orange, cherry and Peychauds — and a house-made cinnamon simple syrup.

2. Untitled

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111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 880-1511
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The Old Fashioned here is made with Knob Creek 9 Year, golden Demerara sugar, and house-made orange bitters.

3. The Brass Monkey

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401 N Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 379-9155
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This Knob Creek Old Fashioned skews more modern with Angostura orange bitters instead of the regular stuff.

4. Vivo Restaurant

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838 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-3379
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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.

5. East Room

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2828 W Medill Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
A no-frills Old Fashioned is made simply here with Knob Creek 9 Year and Angostura bitters.

6. Fulton Market Kitchen

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311 N Sangamon St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-6900
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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.

7. Bordel

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1721 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 227-8600
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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.

8. Virgin Hotels Chicago

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203 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 940-4400
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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.

9. Signature Room at the 95th

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John Hancock Center
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-9596
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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.

10. Red Door

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2118 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 697-7221
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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.

1. III Forks Prime Steakhouse

180 N Field Blvd, Chicago, IL 60601
The Old Fashioned here includes three types of bitters — orange, cherry and Peychauds — and a house-made cinnamon simple syrup.
180 N Field Blvd
Chicago, IL 60601

2. Untitled

111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
The Old Fashioned here is made with Knob Creek 9 Year, golden Demerara sugar, and house-made orange bitters.
111 W Kinzie St
Chicago, IL 60654

3. The Brass Monkey

401 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60642
This Knob Creek Old Fashioned skews more modern with Angostura orange bitters instead of the regular stuff.
401 N Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60642

4. Vivo Restaurant

838 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
A bit of modernist orange bitter dust finishes this Old Fashioned, made with Knob Creek 9 Year, Demerara sugar, and Angostura.
838 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

5. East Room

2828 W Medill Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
A no-frills Old Fashioned is made simply here with Knob Creek 9 Year and Angostura bitters.
2828 W Medill Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

6. Fulton Market Kitchen

311 N Sangamon St, Chicago, IL 60607
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.
311 N Sangamon St
Chicago, IL 60607

7. Bordel

1721 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
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.
1721 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

8. Virgin Hotels Chicago

203 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
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.
203 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60601

9. Signature Room at the 95th

John Hancock Center, Chicago, IL 60611
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.
John Hancock Center
Chicago, IL 60611

10. Red Door

2118 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Order the reliable Old Fashioned, kept simple with Knob Creek Single Barrel, bitters muddled with sugar, and a hint of citrus.
2118 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

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