Thursday, January 03, 2013


When B and I extended our Charleston trip, we spent one night in a country cottage and the next night in downtown Charleston. After a late lunch and shopping along King Street, B and I were caught in a downpour, miles away from our hotel. We found shelter at The Charleston Place hotel and stopped at their bar for a cocktail to wait out the rain. B and I both ordered our first Old-fashioned and they were delicious! Now, if you've been to Charleston you know that this hotel is very upscale and the bartenders have years of experience so we didn't except anything less than exceptional. Their secret for an Old-fashioned....simple syrup instead of sugar cubes.
What You Need
Whiskey (We prefer Makers Mark)
Simple Syrup
Cherries and Oranges

First, pour in 1 tablespoon of Simple Syrup (you don't have to buy it, it's so easy to make). Next add 3-4 dashes of Bitters. Then add 1 tablespoon of cherry juice, a cherry, and two small pieces of oranges (without the rind). Muddle all together. Add ice. Pour 2 1/2 oz of Whiskey over ice and add a splash of water or club soda.
Stir and Serve!

If you've never had one before, they are a surprising treat for whiskey fans that aren't into fruity drinks but enjoy a little tang.


  1. I just can't drink whiskey! I've tried. I think it has something to do with the first time I ever got drunk(and got sick everywhere). It was off of Jim Beam and I still can remember the smell. YUCK! I love Charleston and am so happy you're big day was so awesome! Safe travels to Cali!

  2. We love Old Fashioneds! Such a refreshing drink for whiskey fans!

  3. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Please stop by again soon for another one of our signature cocktails!

  4. i love these! so glad to see i'm not the only one..