Recipe adapted from foodandwine.com
Old Fashioneds are a Wisconsin staple, and the perfect compliment to any supper club dinner. But why wait for a special night out to enjoy this tried and true favorite. This variation on a classic drink can be made at home and enjoyed on a crisp fall night by the fire. On extra chilly nights, try it as a hot drink instead!
- ¼ cup (2 ounces) Applejack Whiskey or Brandy
- 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Simple Syrup or Honey Syrup (see Note)
- 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
- 1 lemon peel twist
Mix Applejack, honey or simple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail glass filled with ice, and stir until very well chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with lemon peel twist, and serve. For a hot drink, combine ingredients in a heatproof glass with 2 ounces boiling water.
Honey Syrup (makes 1/2 cup): Combine 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup near-boiling water in a small heatproof bowl. Stir until dissolved. Let cool to room temperature before using.
Simple Syrup (makes 1/2 cup): Combine 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature before using.