It’s almost fall! Enter the Old Fashioned.

While trying to embrace the fall weather today, I searched for yummy crockpot meals and instead got sidetracked by (what else) cocktail recipes. What about making the perfect autumn cocktail (an Old Fashioned, of course) with a fun orange/lemon twisted “king cube”? You know, the giant cubes that all bartenders everywhere have been showcasing for the past few years? The bigger the ice, the less diluted the drink. Just freeze a twist or two in the ice and voila! Read on for a perfect Old Fashioned recipe…

oldfashioned2 oz rye whiskey
1 sugar cube
2 dashes angostura bitters
1 dash Regan’s orange bitters
1 small dash (a few drops) Jerry Thomas Decanter bitters
Lemon peel and orange peel for garnish

In a frozen rocks glass (chill in the freezer) muddle the sugar and bitters until it becomes a paste; you can add a teaspoon of water or seltzer to help it along.
Add the whiskey, fill glass with ice, the larger the cubes the better.
Stir for 20-25 seconds, a bit longer with larger cubes.
Garnish with a lemon and orange peel (or use a fancy king cube with lemon/orange peel frozen inside!). Enjoy.

 

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