In a toast to Wisconsin’s rich heritage and love for libations, lawmakers recently raised their glasses to declare the state’s official cocktail: the brandy old fashioned. This iconic Wisconsin drink holds a special place in the hearts of Wisconsinites and embodies the state’s love of supper club traditions. Here’s why lawmakers made this spirited choice.

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I’ve perfected my old fashioned making skills over the years, in part by watching a few bartenders. I make mine sweet – my wife’s preference. How do you enjoy yours? Learn more about the finer points of an old fashioned on the Travel Wisconsin website, make your Wisconsin travel plans on Booking.com, and here are some unique Wisconsin restaurants and hidden gems.

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