The Magic City as reinvented herself many times, so it’s no surprise Miami bartenders have created re-imagined versions of the timelessly classic Old Fashioned. This spirit-forward cocktail is typically made by muddling sugar with bitters, then, adding Bourbon.
We put together a sampling of 12 revamped modern Old Fashioned cocktails from innovative bars all across Miami.
Shinshi Old Fashioned at Mandrake – Miami Beach
A smoky version of the spirit-forward cocktail; Basil Hayden Bourbon, Cinnamon and Cardamom, then finished with an Orange Peel and torched Cinnamon Stick.
210 23rd Street, Miami Beach; @mandrakemiami ; mandrakemiami.com
Fall into Fashion at Novikov – Downtown Miami
Bourbon, Grand Marnier, Pumpkin Pie Syrup, 5 Star Anise Syrup and Dark Cocoa Bitters.
300 S Biscayne Boulevard, Miami; @novikovmiami; novikovmiami.com
Shiitake Old Fashioned at Kaido – Miami Design District
Elegant and luscious; Legent Bourbon Infused with Shiitake Mushroom, Roasted Cocoa Maple Syrup, El Maestro Sierra PX Sherry and Black Walnut Bitters over 2×2 Ice Cube topped with a Legent Bourbon-infused Shiitake Mushroom.
151 NE 41st Street (2nd level of Design District Shops), Miami; @kaidomiami; kaidomiami.com
Old Marley at Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery – Miami Beach
Redemption Rye Whiskey stirred with Appleton Reserve Blend Jamaican Rum, Demerara Syrup, and dashes of Angostura and Peychaud’s Bitters; served smoked over a large cube.
1120 Collins Avenue (in The Stiles Hotel), Miami Beach; @SwizzleRumBarDrinkery: thestileshotel.com/swizzle-rum-bar-drinkery
Caja China Old Fashioned at The Commodore Cocktail Club – Coconut Grove
Bacon Washed Four Roses, Plantation O.F.T.D. (Old Fashioned Traditional Dark) Overproof Rum, House Amaro Blend and Bitters.
3300 SW 27th Avenue (at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami), Miami; @thecommodorecg; thecommodorecg.com
Apple Cider Old Fashion at Nikki Beach – Miami Beach
American Batch Bourbon, muddled Maraschino Cherry and Orange Slice and Angostura Bitters, then topped with Sparkling Apple Cider and stirred with Cinnamon Stick.
1 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach; @nikkibeachmiami; nikkibeach.com/beach-clubs/miami-beach
New Fashion at 26 Sushi & Tapas – Surfside
Bourbon, Orange Rind and Bitters.
9487 Harding Avenue, Surfside; @26sushi_tapas; 26sushitapas.com
Sonoran Old Fashioned at Diez Y Seis – Miami Beach
Tin Cup Whiskey, Grand Marnier, Piloncillo (Mexican brown sugar) Syrup and Ceylon Cinnamon.
1901 Collins Avenue (in The Shore Club), Miami Beach; @DiezySeisrestaurant; sbe.com/restaurants/diez-y-seis
Old Thymer at bartaco – Aventura
Four Roses Bourbon, Cocchi Torino Vermouth, Thyme, Lemon, Orange and Angostura Bitters.
2906 NE 207th Street, Ste. 104, Aventura; @btAventura; bartaco.com/aventura
Pan American Old Fashioned at S Bar at SLS LUX – Brickell Miami
Bulleit Rye Whisky, Bacardi 8 Year Rum, Panela Syrup and House Bitters.
801 South Miami Avenue, Miami; @sbarbrickell; sbe.com/sbar-brickell
Byblos Old Fashioned at Byblos – Miami Beach
Old Forester Bourbon, Stolen Smoked Rum, Turkish Coffee Reduction, Orange Angostura Bitters and Angostura Bitters; shaken, then served over a single large ice cube, and garnished with an Orange Zest.
1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; @ByblosMiami @experiencebyblos; byblosmiami.com
Pro-Fashioned at Village Tavern – Pembroke Pines
Bourbon, Simple Syrup, Apple Puree and Bitters; stirred with ice and strain into a Champagne Flute and topped with Riondo Prosecco; garnished with a Dried Apple Crisp, Bada Bing Cherry and an Orange Twist.
14555 SW 2nd Street (inThe Shops at Pembroke Gardens), Pembroke Pines;@villagetavern; villagetavern.com/pembroke-pines-fl
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