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Embrace the rich heritage of classic mixology with our Spiced Bourbon Old Fashioned – a drink that stands as a testament to timeless elegance. This cocktail brings together the deep, warm flavors of bourbon with the exotic essence of Angostura bitters.
Accentuated by the sweetness of a sugar cube and garnished with an orange slice and maraschino cherry, this drink promises a journey of complex flavors.
Ideal for cozy evenings or sophisticated gatherings, the Spiced Bourbon Old Fashioned is truly a drink for the connoisseur.
For this classic Spiced Bourbon Old Fashioned, you will need:
- 2 oz Bourbon: This forms the robust base of our drink. Choose a high-quality bourbon for the best flavor.
- 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters: These bring a depth of flavor and a touch of exotic spice to the cocktail.
- 1 Sugar Cube: For the necessary sweetness that balances out the strong flavors.
- 1 Orange Slice: Adds a fresh citrus note and acts as a beautiful garnish.
- 1 Maraschino Cherry: Provides a sweet finish and an attractive pop of color as garnish.
- Ice: To chill the drink.
Creating the Spiced Bourbon Old Fashioned requires attention to detail but the outcome is well worth it. Here are the step-by-step instructions:
- In a sturdy glass, add one sugar cube, two dashes of Angostura bitters, and a splash of water.
- Using a muddler, gently crush the sugar cube and stir the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Pour in the 2 oz of bourbon and give it a good stir to combine the ingredients.
- Add ice cubes to your preference.
- Garnish your cocktail with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry.
The Spiced Bourbon Old Fashioned is best served in a short tumbler, also known as an Old Fashioned glass. The large opening of the glass allows the aromas of the drink to reach the nose, enhancing the overall tasting experience.
When it comes to food pairings, this cocktail goes wonderfully with rich, savory dishes like steak or barbecue. The robust flavors of the drink complement the hearty food.
And there you have it – your very own Spiced Bourbon Old Fashioned! With its complex flavors and sophisticated charm, this cocktail is sure to impress. Enjoy the process of crafting this classic cocktail and savor each sip. We’d love to hear about your experience and any personal touches you’ve added. Cheers to your mixology journey!