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3 Jun

Mixology series: Red Phone Booth's Smoked Old Fashioned


Join us this July Market for cocktails and conversation. Mike Franz, Senior Bartender at Red Phone Booth will present a session featuring several tastings of Red Phone Booth's classic cocktails from the prohibition era, plus a glimpse into the origins and history of each specialty drink. Before July Market, enjoy Red Phone Booth's Smoked Old Fashioned with the recipe below.

Red Phone Booth's Smoked Old Fashioned

Red Phone Booth is a speakeasy concept in Atlanta and Nashville that features craft cocktails. They take a classic cocktail, like the Old Fashioned, and go the extra mile to create an unforgettable experience.

Be sure to visit them in Downtown Atlanta's iconic Dailey's building on Andrew Young International Boulevard.



Old Fashioned



1 orange
1 lemon
Luxardo Maraschino Cherries
1 sugar cube
Angostura Bitters
Club soda
2 oz. of your preferred bourbon or rye



1. Pre-chill a rocks glass
This step is especially important if you plan on smoking the cocktail

2. Take a fresh orange and lemon peel and fillet away any bitter pith. Place in chilled glass

3. Add a cherry, we prefer imported Luxardo Maraschino Cherries

4. Add one sugar cube
Overly processed sugar can ruin an old fashioned. We use La Perruche Pure cane Rough cut White Sugar Cubes

5. Add a few dashes of bitters (enough to soak the sugar cube)
We prefer to use the classic Angostura Bitters

6. Add a splash of club soda
This helps dissolve the sugar more effectively than if done with alcohol

7. Muddle all of the above combined ingredients

8. Add two ounces of your favorite bourbon or rye

9. Place a pinch of seasoned hickory wood into a stainless steel sink screen and set it ablaze with a chefs Brulé torch or any good cigar torch

10. Place an inverted similar sized glass a top to condense the smoke

11. After it is thick with smoke, the smoking apparatus and upper glass can be removed

12. Use the best ice available
We prefer double pass reverse osmosis colorless odorless tasteless clear ice in the shape of a sphere. Allow the rim on the glass to cool for a moment before drinking.

We finish our drink off by branding the ice and using a syringe to fill the brand with just a touch more bitters.


Join Mike for A Prohibition Experience on Thursday, July 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Building 2, Floor 8.

Images courtesy of Match Pewter and Red Phone Booth

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