This Old Fashioned Recipe From Our Austin Takeover Will Leave You Ready For A Summer Spent Outdoors

March 15, 2024

With , it’s almost time for at the Summit Rooftop & Lounge in Austin (). There’s going to be amazing shows — music and comedy — and amazing drinks. We’ve partnered with Rabbit Hole out in Louisville to bring the great whiskey pours and cocktails this year. One of the that we’ll be pouring is a S’mores take on the old fashioned.

S’mores are the ultimate backyard firepit treat, so it’s the perfect time to infuse that vibe into a . For this drink, we’re using key flavored whiskey, Mash & Mallow. While flavored whiskeys can be tricky (that’s a nice way of saying “bad”), Rabbit Hole has perfected the style. Their Mash & Mallow pulls off the flavor profile by offering a drink that actually tastes like real S’mores — all the way down to the brown butteriness in the Graham Cracker on the nose and a whisper of firepit smoke on the finish.

In short, it’s pretty delicious.

If you can’t make it to this week’s , then follow the recipe below to make this nostalgic elixir at home. It’ll be a pour of summer backyard festivities in a glass. Let’s dive in!

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Cinnamon Maple Old Fashioned

Mash and Mallow Cocktail
Rabbit Hole


  • 2 oz. Mash & Mallow Whiskey
  • 0.25 oz. maple syrup
  • 2 dashes of Cinnamon Bitters
  • 1 dash of Angostura Bitters
  • Orange peel
  • Ice

The key ingredient is the Mash & Mallow. You can easily . It’s $30 and worth every penny. That’s especially true if you’re already a s’mores fan. The rest is easily available at any good liquor store, even the .

Mash and Mallow Cocktail
Zach Johnston

What You’ll Need:

  • Rocks glass (prechilled)
  • Cocktail mixing glass
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Barspoon
  • Jigger
  • Paring knife
Mash and Mallow Cocktail
Zach Johnston


  • Add the whiskey, syrup, and bitters to the mixing glass, add a large handful of ice, and then stir until the glass is ice cold — about 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Fetch the rocks glass and add a large ice cube. Strain the cocktail into the glass.
  • Express the oils from the orange peel over the glass and drop in. Serve.

Bottom Line:

Mash and Mallow Cocktail
Zach Johnston

This sounds like a fall cocktail on paper. I get it “cinnamon maple” is very coded for that season. This is not that. The s’mores aspect places this right in the summertime flavor-wise. The drink is lush and sweet with a nice touch of earthy maple and sharp cinnamon that elevates the s’mores vibe to something richer.

That all said, this is very much a dessert cocktail. It’s sweet and silky with a vibe that’s all about that singed marshmallow, chocolate, and spice — all very dessert-forward. So if you’re looking for a sweet and spicy cocktail, this is a great play.

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