An old fashioned is a true classic for a reason. The iconic drink, made with whiskey, sugar, bitters and an orange peel for garnish, is making a comeback in the spirit world and around the Magic City. Mixologists and spirit-lovers may debate the perfect alcohol to accompany the drink - do you stick to the classic whiskey or change things up with bourbon or rye? The answer, whichever sparks your pallet.
We rounded up the best spots in Miami for you to enjoy this quintessential cocktail with a delicious twist.
19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura / Website
Whiskey isn't the only way to make the classic Old Fashioned. Soff's Cacao Old Fashioned meticulously has its iconic spin using Brugal 1888 rum and Godiva chocolate, paired perfectly together and kicking new life into this classic.
Osaka Nikkei Miami
1300 Brickell Bay Dr., Miami / Website
While many mixologists put their spin on this classic cocktail, no one does it quite like Osaka with the Ojichan Fashion, bringing you a taste of Japan with smoky and elegant flavors. Using a blend of whiskies, diners can enjoy the Japanese peated old fashioned without leaving Miami.
690 SW First Ct., Miami / Website
Enjoy this delicious take on an old fashioned with the PB&J Old Fashioned. A perfect combination of sweetness from screwball peanut butter whiskey and black walnut bitters.
2341 Collins Ave., Miami Beach / Website
Indulge in the Kingston Old Fashioned at DRIFT at the 1 Hotel South Beach. This twist on a classic cocktail incorporates express, hazelnut, banana syrup and Appleton 8-year rum. This clever take on the old fashioned is great to get the taste buds tingling while enjoying the meticulous lounge.
The Confidante Miami Beach
4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach / Website
Sip on this smooth take on an old fashioned. The Old Re-Fashioned is paired with a full-bodied single-malt scotch and notes of sherry and flowers to create a rich and perfectly crafted cocktail.
Ball & Chain
1513 SW Eighth St., Little Havana / Website
Enjoy this classic cocktail at the historic Ball & Chain. Like the old fashioned itself, Ball & Chain has an iconic history, pairing perfectly together. With subtle traces of tobacco and citrus, the Calle Ocho Old Fashioned is a zesty and refreshing cocktail using Bacardi 8 is simple and timeless, proving it is a classic for a reason.
551 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., / Website
Enjoy the Takato Old Fashioned while overlooking the ocean at this Korean and Japanese fusion restaurant. The cocktail is crafted with the restaurant's unique selection of Japanese whiskey and homemade Demerara sugar-infused Angostura bitters.
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach / Website
Looking for a whiskey experience like no other? Enjoy the Macallan 12 smoked Old Fashioned at Hakkasan at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Served on a sherry wood oak slab, the cocktail is ordered from the secret menu and is paired with a crispy rice shrimp with tangerine sauce.
1010 Brickell Ave. / Website
Known for pairing its innovative recipes with fresh and local ingredients, DOM'S is guaranteed to serve you a great time and drink with its old fashioned, Signing Out. Combining lemon, apple juice, ginger and Demarara, this signature drink is perfect for those wanted to enjoy a twist on the classic cocktail at the vibrant cocktail bar.
2889 McFarlane Rd., Coconut Grove Website
Experience a unique blend of coconut-washed Elijah Craig small batch Bourbon and bitters combined to create the smoothest sip an old fashioned can offer. The Coconut Grove's Old Fashion is served with a slice of orange and a piece of dark chocolate for a delectable drink.
19565 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura / Website
Indulge in the sensory pleasures of the Greek isles with the Ornos Old Fashioned. This take on the old fashioned is made with Sigalas Vinsanto, a dessert wine from the Aegean Sea and Metaxa 12 Star, an aged Greek spirit. The mix features lemon and orange, bringing you to the Mediterranean with a single sip.
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101 Washington Ave., Miami Beach / Website
Featuring the perfect mix of citrus and sweet flavors, the Stubborn Seed Old has perfected their old fashion with jojo tea-infused redemption rye whiskey and a blend of citrus aromas to ensure all old fashion lovers experience pure enjoyment.
9420 NW 41st St., Doral / Website
Featuring bold flavors, Shoma Bazaar's Kiss My Glass is made with Old Forester 86 Bourbon, stirred with Averna, charred pineapple syrup and Angostura bitters. A classic cocktail for any old fashioned lover.
EAST Miami's Tea Room
788 Brickell Plaza Miami / Website
Enjoy the Caribbean Old Fashioned at EAST Miami's Tea Room's enchanting cocktail lounge and speakeasy. Hidden behind a black door, Tea Room serves up creative cocktails adding to the ambiance; one of those drinks includes the Caribbean Old Fashioned crafted with añejo rum, coconut water syrup, and Jamaican bitters.
3900 NE Second Ave., Miami, / Website
Collectively referred to as “the new old-fashioned”, it’s safe to say COTE Miami does this classic drink right. The Michelin-starred and James Beard Award-winning Korean steakhouse uses Old Grand Dad Bourbon, Oleo Saccharum, Angostura Bitters for its COTE Fashioned.
SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill
3252 NE First Ave., Miami / Website
Located in the middle of two of Miami's hottest neighborhoods, the Rum Old Fashioned served at SUGARCANE is a must-try. Made with Brugal Añejo, Maple and Angostura Bitters, this is the perfect twist on a classic.
1500 San Ignacio Ave., Coral Gables / Website
Looking to experience the culture of Italy without stepping on the plane, Fiola Miami is the answer. The Old Fashioned Flight featured three different old fashioneds, perfect for classic cocktail enthusiasts.
Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant and Bar
11715 Sherri Lane, Miami / Website
With an Emmy-nominated YouTube series, chef Adrianne Calvo knows a thing or two about good food and drinks, and the Blood Orange Old Fashioned made with four roses bourbon, double orange and orange bitters is a must-try menu staple.
701 S Miami Ave., Miami / Website
Looking for the perfect mix of Chinese cuisine and Latin flavors? At CH'I, diners will find the perfect mix for their taste buds and can enjoy the restaurant's signature cocktails. Old fashioned lovers must try the CH'I Old Fashioned made with premium bourbon, gold simple syrup, angostura bitters and edible gold glitter for a delicious and beautiful experience.
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