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.

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

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