Damn the Weather’s Take on This Classic Cocktail Is Something Else

The Old Fashioned is, well, old-fashioned. But it’s also a drink experiencing a resurgence, in part thanks to its role in the dearly departed television series Mad Men. The drink, in a way, is a perfect metaphor for star character Don Draper: Its appearance is handsome, even bright. And it drinks with that edge that only rye whiskey offers, with a touch of well-worn sweetness.

A handful of spots in town serve a delicious Old Fashioned, including the Can Can and the Virginia Inn. But down in Pioneer Square, the Old Fashioned at Damn the Weather (116 First Ave.) has a little more going on than the original.