Cocktail Friday: Torched Old-Fashioned

Posted on 12 Dec 2014 at 12:25pm

KC_Torched Citrus OF_BottleWhen 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.

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