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Serving Up: The Espresso Old Fashioned at Sarto

By September 2, 2020Rhode Island, Top News, Serving Up

Sarto General Manager Britton Pruett with the Espresso Old Fashioned.


86 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI

Located in the heart of downtown Providence, Sarto is known for its creative farm-to-table, Italian-inspired fare and eclectic beverage selections. Honored with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2020, the venue’s curated wine list includes fine selections from a range of price points alongside local and regional beers. There are also plenty of specialty cocktails to enjoy on Sarto’s patio, including its Espresso Old Fashioned, which, according to General Manager Britton Pruett, was “born out of pure curiosity” one evening when a regular requested a cocktail featuring espresso that wasn’t a martini. “I instantly thought of an Old Fashioned,” Pruett said. “Something about the idea of freshly chilled espresso, cherries and bourbon was really appealing. As I was stirring the drink and the orange and cherry mulled with the bourbon and espresso, it was clear we were onto something. The guest loved it and our whole team agreed it was something special. Now, it’s our most ordered cocktail. It’s savory, smoky, sweet and a great new approach to a classic cocktail.”

General Manager: Britton Pruett

Cocktail: Espresso Old Fashioned

Espresso Old Fashioned


» 1 oz. Espresso, chilled
» 1.5 oz. Buffalo Trace Bourbon
» 3 drops Angostura Bitters
» 2 Luxardo cherries
» 1 Orange slice
» 1 tbsp Sugar
» 1 large Ice ball, block or cube
» Garnish: Orange twist and cherry

Method: In a rocks glass, muddle two Luxardo cherries, an orange slice and 1 tbsp sugar. Add espresso and bourbon. Stir about 25 revolutions. Add Angostura Bitters. Drop in an ice ball and garnish with an orange twist and a cherry.









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