So, it’s no secret, I’m in the liquor business and will support a good cocktail…Sometimes, the best cocktails are the classics, like the Old Fashioned. Lately, this traditional beverage has been popping up all over bars and restaurants. However, mixologists have been making different variations all over town. Here is my new favorite, along with the traditional recipe. If you are looking for a way to unwind on a crisp fall evening this cocktail is perfect.
“Bourbon Old Fashioned”
– 1 Sugar Cube
– 4 dashes Angostura Bitters
– 2 slices of orange
-2 maraschino cherries
-2 ounces rye whiskey( rye whiskey’s are harder to find these days, so bourbon whiskey will do)
-splash of water
Preparation: Muddle 1 cherry, an orange slice, sugar and bitters in a chilled old fashioned glass. Remove the orange grind, add the whiskey and ice…Garnish with a cherry
– 2oz CASAMIGOS Anejo Tequila
-.25oz agave nectar
-muddled orange 1/2 wheel & pitted dark sweet cherry
-pinch of cinnamon
Garnish: Orange 1/2 wheel & cherry
Preparation: In the smaller portion of the Boston shaker muddle orange & cherry, add ingredients, add ice, shake well, strain over big cube, garnish & serve.