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The Best Old Fashioned Cocktail in Houston

The Whiskey Old Fashioned cocktail is one of the hottest ones in mixology today.   Houston offers many great ones, but for those looking for a place with the BEST Whiskey Old Fashioned Houston turn to MB Speakeasy. MB Speakeasy in Old Town Spring is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Texas. The establishment boasts a wide selection of whiskey, but it’s their Old Fashioned that truly shines.

Ingredients for a Whiskey Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail that has stood the test of time. It’s a simple yet elegant blend of whiskey, sugar, and bitters, garnished with a twist of orange peel, preferably served with ice “on the rock” in an old fashioned glass. At MB Speakeasy, the Old Fashioned is elevated to new heights by not only carefully selecting from great bourbons but by custom making variations on the simple syrup itself, a key to this libations charms. 

MB Speakeasy the best Whiskey Old Fashioned Houston has to offer
The Best Whiskey Old Fashioned Houston has to offer

The Best Old Fashioned in Houston

“We would love to tell you that an expensive whiskey is what sets our Old Fashioned apart”, says owner Damon Henrichs “but the truth is the secret is a lot less expensive than that. Henrichs goes on to explain that it is their custom-made simple syrup that makes their Old Fashioned so special. “There’s no need to use an overly expensive bourbon. We don’t use rotgut or just any liquor mind you, but at some point, there is a law of diminishing returns with expensive bourbon.  Believe it or not, you CAN make excellent drinks on a budget.”

The Perfect Old Fashioned

Thankfully, this unique recipe allows them to have the best Old Fashioned in Houston and still be a reasonable price. Hints of caramel, vanilla, spices, and oak complement the sweetness of the brown sugar they use and the bitterness of the bitters. The result is a smooth and complex drink that is sure to please any whiskey lover.

MB Speakeasy likes to make theirs with a true maraschino cherry soaked in syrup. They use classic angostura bitters as well as a dash of orange bitters as well. To finish off, they like to “express” an orange peel around the edge of the glass. (“expressing” a citrus peel is warming up the peel to bring the natural oils to the surface. You can tell this has been accomplished by squeezing the peel gently at the flame. It should light on fire, which looks really cool but also lets the mixologist know that the oils can be spread around the rim of the glass now).

The bartenders at MB Speakeasy are true mixology experts, with years of experience and a deep understanding of the art of crafting cocktails. They take great care in preparing each Old Fashioned, ensuring that the ingredients are perfectly balanced and the drink is presented with the utmost attention to detail. They have a “standard” Old Fashioned that is an absurdly reasonable cost, but they can add their unique simple syrup to any bourbon or rye of your choice as well.

MB SPeakeasy – Houston’s New Favorite Speakeasy

In addition to the expert mixology, MB Speakeasy is one of those places that just has a naturally cozy atmosphere.  It’s the perfect place for friends to get together, enjoy a few adult beverages, and perhaps even enjoy some live music.  They feature live music almost daily.  For those wanting a light dinner or lunch, they aren’t really a restaurant or pub per se, but they do have a limited food menu. Their specialty is definitely their list of handcrafted cocktails. From the classic martini (we prefer a vesper with a mix of gin and vodka) to more unusual selections like a Paper Plane or Aviation, MB Speakeasy has things for all people. 

The speakeasy-style bar is dimly lit and has limited seating, so it is a good idea to call for reservations if you attending music events. With vintage decor and a cozy atmosphere, you will be lifting a glass and toasting “cheers” with great enthusiasm! The bartenders are friendly and really know their stuff. They are more than happy to chat with customers about the different cocktail options and recommend the perfect hand-crafted cocktail for their taste.

Bartenders at MB Speakeasy ready to craft the perfect Old Fashioned just for you

Overall, MB Speakeasy in Old Town Spring offers the perfect combination of expert mixology, high-quality ingredients, and a unique atmosphere to create the best whiskey Old Fashioned around. Beer, wine, mixers, and fresh ingredients, these are what make MB Speakeasy special, The next time you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and give it a try, you won’t regret it!

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