Joey Atkins, a bartender at Linda’s Tavern, is originally from Cincinnati and has been back in Seattle for three years. When he’s not slinging drinks, he’s playing guitar, riding his skateboard, or watching horror movies.
Atkins’s favorite drink to make at Linda’s is the Old Fashioned. “It’s one of those staple drinks. We don’t do anything fancy, but it’s a good in-between for this place if you want something different, but not too bougie.”
His take on the classic cocktail uses a five count of Old Overholt rye whiskey built in a pint glass, heavy with the bitters, and a dash of simple syrup (or sugar cubes if available). A stir, an orange peel, a strain onto clean ice and a bourbon soaked cherry to top brings Linda’s Old Fashioned to life.
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