Molecular mixed drinks making you concerned? Wine lost its cachet? Retro cocktails might be your next spirited adventure.
Big on nostalgia and familiar to your taste buds, these sipping standards stand the test of time - and for good reason. To maximize their appeal, we matched these old-fashioned concoctions with equally evocative establishments. Cheers to the old school!
Why: If the servers who switch out your Martini glass mid-drink to make sure it stays chilled aren't a good enough of a reason to visit East Hampton Grill, the huge olives and superb house gin used in this recipe should be.
Rum Old Fashioned: Rum, water, simple syrup, bitters, sliced orange
Why: Made with Diplomatico Reserva, a stripped-down version of this oldie but a goodie sans bells and whistles is as yummy as it gets, and the big-wow of a waterfront view at Bell & Anchor makes it even yummier.
Why: Though The Ritz in Paris claims the origin of this drink, the American Hotel in Sag Harbor may have perfected it. Delicious and rich, forthy and robust, it’s the ideal antidote to the mounted Moosehead jarringly overseeing the dining room activities.
White Russian: Vodka, Kahlúa, coffee liquor and cream