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Newly Fashioned

In Eat, November 2021 by Lauren KruchtenLeave a Comment

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The standard Old-Fashioned gets a tasty—and boozy—upgrade at The Mayton’s Peck & Plume.

Photo by Baxter Miller

Peck & Plume bartender Seneca McAllister is giving your basic Old-Fashioned a run for its money—and makes your money worthwhile with some extra added booze. In addition to the drink’s standard simple syrup, he adds Disaronno amaretto and black walnut bitters to his Seneca Old Fashion for a flavorful and balanced fall sipper that you’ll most definitely want multiple rounds of. 

McAllister originally created the drink at a Pinehurst retirement home he worked at, where the seniors “did not care for water of any sorts going into their drinks,” he laughs. “Anytime I’d put simple syrup in there, they’d wig out, so I had to come up with a way for them to see me reach up on the liquor shelf to bring down another bottle of booze.” Honestly, we like their style.

Today, the Seneca Old Fashion is a hit at Peck & Plume, where McAllister has worked for the last five or so years. “It’s one of my top three favorite drinks of all time,” says McAllister. And those who frequent the bar at The Mayton—which was recently rebranded and extensively renovated—seem to love it too. 

So, belly up to McAllister’s bar at Peck & Plume to have him whip up his signature Old-Fashioned for you—or recreate the delicious drink at home. peckandplume.com. 

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