What's old is new again, and that's certainly the case with this iconic cocktail. One of the oldest concoctions on record—it dates as far back as 1895—the Old Fashioned is back in fashion and we've found five Hong Kong bars that serve them up just right

1. Ronin

Home to one of Hong Kong’s most stellar whisky selections, it’s not surprising that Ronin makes some of the best Old Fashioneds in town. Opt for the classic, or try their signature Maple Old Fashioned: a blend of Nikka “The Barrel” whisky, maple syrup and baked apple bitters. 

Ronin, 8 On Wo Lane, Sheung Wan, +852 2547 5263, roninhk.com

2. Mizunara: The Library

If you’re big on tradition, the Old Fashioned at Mizunara: The Library is done, well, the old-fashioned way. You can choose your whisky from their impressive collection of over 700 bottles, and it comes with a sugar cube at the bottom of the glass, which slowly melts for slow-releasing sweetness.

Mizunara: The Library, Kiu Yin Commercial Building, 4/F, 361-363 Lockhart Rd, Wan Chai, +852 3571 9797, mizunarathelibrary.com

3. Lobster Bar

Consistently appearing on the annual "World's 50 Best Bars" list, Lobster Bar's cocktails really are second to none. Lobster Bar is an elegant destination to enjoy a classic Old Fashioned or to sample their variations, including their famous Zacapa’s Old-Fashioned, made with Ron Zacapa, orange and Angostura bitters, and orange and lemon zests. 

Lobster Bar, Level 6, Island Shangri-La, Supreme Court Road,  Admiralty, +852 2820 8560, shangri-la.com

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4. The Envoy

The Envoy at The Pottinger Hotel is the latest and most lavish bar project by the creators of Angel’s Share, Quinary, and Origin. It goes without saying, these guys know a thing or two about crafting fantastic cocktails and their Old Fashioned is no exception. Select your whisky of choice (we recommend Woodford Reserve or any variation of The Macallan) and let the bartender work his or her magic. 

The Envoy, 3/F, The Pottinger Hotel, 74 Queen's Road, Central, +852 2169 3311, theenvoy.hk 

5. Stockton

Stockton has a penchant for old-fashioned speakeasy elements—think dark wood, taxidermy, cigar rooms hidden behind secret doors and, of course, 200-year-old cocktails. The Old Fashioned is this broody bar's signature drink, but they also do a killer rendition called the Rhum in Fashion, which is a mix of Blackwell Jamaican and Ron Zacapa rum, chocolate bitters, lime zest, vanilla bitters and Old Fashioned gum.

Stockton, 32 Wyndham St, Central, +852 2565 5268, stockton.com.hk

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