Raising the Bar: the King’s Old-Fashioned

If you love Old-Fashioneds but are looking for a new take on the classic cocktail, try this recipe from Brad Nugent, beverage director of Center Bar and Porter House New York. In fact, this drink is one of the most popular at Center Bar, location at The Shops in the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle.

The King’s Old-Fashioned

  • Kingston sugar cubes
  • lemon and orange twists
  • 2 dashes of Angostura aromatic bitters
  • 2 oz Elijah Craig 12-year bourbon
  1. Muddle together sugar, a twist of lemon, a twist of orange, bitters, and a splash of water.
  2. Add bourbon.
  3. Add a 2 x 2 inch block of ice (regular ice is fine, as well).
  4. Serve.

Try out one of Brad’s other specially concocted cocktails:

The Cliff Dweller

Death in the Afternoon

Center Bar is a restaurant, wine bar and classic cocktail lounge featuring a selection of savory and sweet small plates under the direction of Chef/Owner Michael Lomonaco, whose neighboring Porter House New has established itself as one of New York’s leading modern steakhouses. Center Bar is located at Time Warner Center in The Shops at Columbus Circle, with dramatic views of Columbus Circle, Central Park and the New York skyline.


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