Old Fashioned Week returns again on the 5th November, so why not get creative and indulge with one of these delicious cocktails. They would make the perfect winter warmers to enjoy by the fire on cold November nights!
Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky Old Fashioned
60ml Cotswolds Distillery Single Malt Whisky |10ml Maple Syrup | 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
Dissolve the whisky and maple syrup in a cocktail jar or glass. Add ice and stir continuously for dilution. Add the bitters, more ice and stir a few more times. Strain into an ice filled rocks glass, express orange peel around the glass. Garnish with the orange peel and serve.
Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky: RRP: £39 for 700 ml. ABV 46%.
Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky Golden Old Fashioned
60ml Rampur Double Cask Indian Single Malt Whisky | 10ml Cumin Anise Syrup | 1 x dash Ms. Better’s Bitters Black Pepper Cardamom Bitters | Garnish: Dehydrated Orange Wheel, Maraschino Cherry and Star Anise
Cumin Anise Syrup Method:
Add ½ teaspoon Cumin Seeds, 2 pods of Star Anise, the peel of one orange, 200ml of Water and 200g Demerara Sugar to a saucepan. Gently bring to the boil, stir occasionally and simmer for 6-7 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 30 minutes. Strain into a clean jar to remove the spices and peels. Store in the fridge.
Golden Old Fashioned Method:
Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass half filled with ice. Stir for 30 seconds, add more ice and stir again for 30-40 seconds. Strain into a glass over a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish.
Rampur Double Cask Single Malt Whisky: RRP: £60 for a 70cl bottle ABV 45%.
The Gladstone Axe Grand Old Man Old Fashioned
50ml The Gladstone Axe Whisky | Sugar Syrup to taste | 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters | Orange Zest
Shake over ice, strain into a number and garnish with a slice of orange
Shanky’s Whip Irish Old Fashioned
25ml Aperol | 25ml Shanky’s Whip | Dash of Bitters | 25ml Bourbon | Garnish – Orange Peel & Maraschino Cherry
Mix all of the ingredients in a glass with ice and stir. Garnish with a twist of orange and a Maraschino Cherry
Shanky’s Whip Irish Whiskey Liqueur RRP: £24 for a 70cl bottle. ABV: 33%.