Not So Old Fashioned

I have previously written about the Old Fashioned; sugar dissolved in a splash of water, bitters, and whiskey. It is a deceptively simple recipe; one which allows for a surprising amount of experimentation.

The sugar and water can be replaced by simple syrup; which is a straight substitution that saves the effort of stirring sugar until it dissolves in cold water. I have also used Maple Syrup, Agave Syrup, and Honey Syrup; all of which add additional flavour.

I have also tried changing out the Angostura bitters with either Cranberry or Orange bitters.

After much experimentation, I think that the combination of Honey Syrup and Orange bitters makes for my favourite variation. The lighter almost floral notes seem to complement the underlying Whiskey, rather than mask it.

Published in: on 24 June, 2013 at 20:21  Leave a Comment  

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