The Story Behind The Oaxaca Old Fashioned
A little smoky and a little sweet, the Oaxaca Old Fashioned is a darling of the cocktail renaissance that helped solidify agave spirits as a mainstay of modern cocktail culture.
This riff on the world’s most popular cocktail was first created in 2007 by Phil Ward at Death & Co., an iconic bar in NYC’s East Village. Following the formula of many Death & Co. favorites, Ward used the composition of a classic, tried and true cocktail, but tweaked it to highlight new and interesting spirits. In his final version, Ward brilliantly combined both reposado tequila and mezcal, imparting a rounder and more balanced finish to this potent drink.