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Whiskey • Sweet
Emerald Old Fashioned

“The glory of an Old Fashioned is that it's barely adulterated booze—but it's the specificity of said adulteration that makes it magical,” says Joaquín Simó of New York’s Pouring Ribbons.

He chooses to adulterate his classic Old Fashioned with three special touches—honey syrup for sweetness, and Green Chartreuse and Dolin Genepy des Alpes for a distinct herbal flavor and complexity. But Simó also ensures that the base spirit complements those subtle, but rich flavors. Instead of bourbon or rye, he substitutes Irish whiskey—ideally a 12-year-old pot still Irish whiskey—to play off its smooth malty notes.

Simó’s thoughtful fusion of ingredients doesn’t stop at the garnish. To finish the drink off, he adds a sprig of refreshing mint that helps to fully awaken and revive your palate with each sip.

The Essentials

Irish whiskey
Honey Syrup
Green Chartreuse
Bar Spoon
The Details
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2 oz Irish whiskey
1 tsp Honey Syrup
1 tsp Green Chartreuse
1 tsp Dolin Genepy des Alpes
Mint sprig, for garnish


  • Add all ingredients to a rocks glass.
  • Add ice and stir briskly until chilled and mixed thoroughly.
  • Garnish with a mint sprig.