Finding the perfect old-fashioned is no easy task. Made up of just three elements — whisky, bitters and sugar syrup — this classic cocktail calls for premium ingredients and the skills of an expert bartender. We've long considered CBD haunt Palmer & Co. a spot that nails this stellar combo. And, lucky for you, its specialist bartenders have partnered with Maker's Mark to create a spot-on old-fashioned, which has been bottled and shipped to a selection of Merivale venues around Sydney.
While you won't find it at Palmer & Co., you can try this exclusive mix at Angel Hotel, Hotel CBD, The Royal George, Tank Stream Bar, The Grand and Wynyard Hotel. Plus, if you happen to find yourself staying over at Establishment Hotel, you'll score one free with your room.
The hand-crafted concoction involves two dashes of bitters, five millilitres of sugar syrup and 60 millilitres of Maker's Mark bourbon. These are muddled together, then poured into a bottle. You can order the perfectly balanced result neat or over a large chunk of ice, and the bartender will top it off with a garnish of fresh orange peel.
The Maker's Mark old-fashioned is available for $15 until Wednesday, August 15.
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