Apr 082015

This post is sponsored by D.W. Alexander.

If you have a fun event coming up with guests you want to entertain, there is no better way to be the host of the season than by treating your guests to a cocktail. One very popular cocktail with an old vintage twist is the Fashioned in Oaxaca cocktail. It comes from New York thanks to the creator Phil Ward, a barman who wanted to add a unique touch to a classic. Its origin already gives it a cosmopolitan feel. The name speaks for itself, so before you even begin make sure you have an old fashioned glass in appearance to serve it in. This drink needs to look as good as it will taste.Fashioned in OaxacaIn comparison to Old Fashioned, which has a real American feel and ingredients, Fashioned in Oaxaca is a Mexican spinoff. It is named after one of Mexican states and logically, it has tequila inside of it, substituting US whiskey. Besides that, it also has agave nectar instead of sugar as well as mezcal. All this together, gives a real, Mexican touch to the concoction. You can find both Old Fashioned and Fashioned in Oaxaca in D.W. Alexander, one of the well-known Toronto bars.


  • 1.5 ounces reposado tequila
  • 0.5 ounces mezcal
  • 1 teaspon agave nectar
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

 Preparation of this drink is much different from Old Fashioned’s preparation. You will need to combine all the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake until the drink is chilled. Strain into a glass filled with ice. This is where it gets interesting. Take orange peel in one hand and a match in other. Put the peel above lighted match and squeeze it. When the juice touches the flames, put the peel in the drink and serve it.

This cocktail is a hidden gem that will no doubt give your taste buds quite a treat. Plus it is very easy to make at home with all the right ingredients and some careful preparation. You won’t need to go to New York at all, the perfect atmosphere can be created in your own home with some Fashioned in Oaxaca cocktails by your side, which will lead to an unforgettable evening.

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