Draft choice

Old Fashioned, Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.

illustration by KYLE SHINE

Elaborate, hand-crafted cocktails have long dominated the drink scene, but now, in what may be the utmost twist of hipster irony, there’s a new trend. Draft cocktails are exactly what they sound like: premade cocktails on tap. Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co. offers an Old Fashioned and a Manhattan. Ingredients are carefully measured to account for dilution and temperature. The Old Fashioned ($11) tasted best with a smooth citrusy profile and the right hint of sweetness. It didn’t seem too different than the cocktail that the bartender spent an agonizing amount of time making. 1630 S Street, https://hookandladder916.com.