Paddy in Chicago

The Gaelic take on the Old Fashioned uses both Irish whiskey and local Bourbon. The hotel adds orange bitters, but it would work equally well with aromatic or even chocolate or mole bitters. And note that there is no green color to be had in this drink--you’ll have to take a visit to the local Chicago River for that.

Recipe courtesy The Waldorf Astoria Chicago


  • 1 ½ oz. Michael Collins Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Koval Bourbon Whiskey
  • ¼ oz. demerara syrup
  • 4 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters
  • Orange peel, for garnish


Add all ingredients except garnish to a cocktail glass, add ice and stir for 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with one large ice cube, and garnish with the orange peel.