Agent Orange

As served at Downtown Cocktail Room, $10.

DCR bartender Tom Kunick says Agent Orange is a new twist on an old favorite. “It’s basically an Old Fashioned cocktail,” he says, but it’s made with Jameson instead of bourbon and has a sweet orange-nutmeg foam on top.

The Old Fashioned remains the barman’s go-to drink. “I love making it, I love drinking it,” Kunick says, noting he loves to play around with the recipe. This variation took seven months to perfect, and made its way onto the DCR bar menu a few weeks ago.

  • 2 ounces Jameson Irish whisky
  • ½ ounce Demerara sugar syrup (simple syrup made with raw sugar)
  • 3 dashes Angostura orange bitters
  • 1 maraschino cherry, marinated in cherry liqueur
  • 1 slice of orange
  • ice


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake hard. Strain into an Old Fashioned or rocks glass and serve with ice. Don’t bother with the orange nutmeg foam finish; it’s too difficult to replicate at home.

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“So, this guy comes into the bar, has a few drinks, pays his tab and sits in the corner. A few more regulars come in and notice that the guy is passed out. I tried to get him up, give him some water, but it wasn’t working. He [woke up and] tried to walk out of the back door for 20 minutes, but couldn’t even find the handle—plus, it was locked. Then the guy managed to make it to the bathroom, where we heard a loud SLAM! … When I went to check in on him, all of his clothes were off except his socks. We left him there—I wasn’t quite sure what else to do—until he woke up.