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.