San Diego’s love affair with craft cocktails is at an all-time high, especially for the Old Fashioned: a quintessential favorite with a recipe that hasn’t changed much since 1806. It’s simply bourbon mixed with sugar, water, and aromatic bitters; although an orange peel was added around 1895. Now that the weather is starting to cool down, there’s no better time to order one and revel in fall. One of our favorite ways to elevate the classic cocktail is by ordering it with Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon, thanks to its rich taste and notes of warm spice and subtle smoke.
The folks at Elijah Craig have even established their own Old Fashioned Week (from October 14-October 23), not only to celebrate the classic cocktail, but to benefit the Southern Smoke Foundation: a crisis relief organization that provides a safety net for food and beverage industry workers nationwide.
Here are some of our favorite places to sip an Elijah Craig Small Batch Old Fashioned in the San Diego area — and you can find even more participating bars at oldfashionedweek.com.Read More