When most people say they enjoy an old-fashioned holiday, they mean “traditional.” When I think of an old-fashioned holiday, I mean “bourbon.” Jeff Hammett, an Austin-based bartender, came up with this twist on the old-fashioned old-fashioned that sounds very new-fangled. Hey, maybe someone should invent a drink called the New-Fangled. Dibs!
2 parts Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve bourbon
5 dashes Angostura bitters
1 part simple syrup (with a hint of clove)
Orange and lemon rinds
1 part soda
Making it: With a food torch, scorch the citrus rinds. In a shaker, muddle the rinds with the syrup and bitters, then add the bourbon. Add ice and stir. Strain over ice into an old-fashioned glass. Top with a spritz of soda water.