Everyone loves a great old fashioned. The problem with most old fashioned recipes is that there is no balance, and that’s where some of the flavors end up overpowering the others. I’ve only had the classic old fashioned made well at a few places, so I wanted to experiment myself with some interesting bourbon that I have at home. This is a recipe based on the Heritage Distilling High Altitude Brown Sugar Bourbon, it’s very sweet so it brings a nice balance to the flavor profile of the old fashioned. I also used Dashfire Bitters that give it a nice bitter but honey like flavor. Makes it a great combo. Let’s get to the simple recipe below:

Old Fashioned Ingredients:

  • 1 sugar cube
  • 3-4 drops of bitters
  • 1 square ice cube
  • 2 oz of Bourbon
  • Orange Peel

Step: 1. Place the sugar cube in the middle of a clean glass. Add the 3-4 drops of bitters to the cube and use a muddle to mix the two together.

Step: 2. Add the 2 oz of Bourbon to the mixture in the glass.

Step: 3. Add the Ice Cube to the center of the glass and use a spoon to swirl the ice cube around the glass in a 360 motion to cool down the drink for about 30 seconds.

Step: 4. Use a knife to take a small piece of orange peel from the orange, twist the peel into the drink and then place inside the glass for garnish.

 

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