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Jim Meehan’s Tall Boxes

muddled old fashioned

Give this muddled brandy Old Fashioned a chance.

Inspired by the “much-maligned” muddled Old Fashioned, Tall Boxes, a brandy-based version by Jim Meehan, is named after Frank Lloyd Wright’s derisive moniker for skyscrapers.


  • Tools:barspoon, strainer
  • Glass:rocks
  • Garnish:cherry and orange triangle on a cocktail pick


Muddle the cherry and orange half wheel in the bottom of a mixing glass with the bitters and syrup. Add brandy and ice, and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube and garnish.

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