My Friday friends were game for a pizza night and Glass Nickel was our place. I mean come on, who doesn’t want free nickel nuggets while having a brandy old fashioned?
The bartender asked if we wanted talls, with a slight laugh. Of course! He added 1 maraschino cherry and 1 slice of orange to the pint glass. He then used a loose sugar container and poured about 1 tablespoon into the glass followed by 4 shakes of bitters. This was an exact science as he muddle each glass with 5 grinds. Then came the ice and about 3 or so shots of Wisconsin Club brandy. The drink was topped off with a fair amount of soda and mixed in a shaker.
The drink was a bit sweet – the exact scientific recipe could be redacted to only using 1 teaspoon of sugar, a couple of more shakes of bitters and a bit more brandy for the tall version. Even so, it was tasty and a great presentation. The bartender was very fun and engaging, but I switched from the old fashioned. It just didn’t go well with pizza! Unfortunately, I don’t know the price of this drink.
If you’re in the mood for an old fashioned and pizza, I’d recommend Glass Nickel.
Rating (out of 5 olives)
Glass Nickel Pizza Co.
2407 Jackson Street
Banner photo by Jennifer Newlin