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    turbophotos:

Orange Old Fashioned made with #bellemeadebourbon #bourbon

    turbophotos:

    Orange Old Fashioned made with #bellemeadebourbon #bourbon

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    Here’s something…that exists. 
Old Fashioned Jelly Shots 
Ingredients
2/3 cup soda water
2/3 cup Bitters Syrup (recipe follows)
2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
2 envelopes Knox gelatin
2/3 cup bourbon or scotch whiskey
Orange slices and maraschino cherries for garnish, if desired
For the Bitters Syrup:
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup granulated sugar
9 tablespoons Angostura bitters
Procedures
1 To make the Bitters Syrup: Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until mixture boils, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
2 To make the jelly shots: Combine the soda water, bitters syrup, and cherry juice in a small saucepan and sprinkle with the gelatin. Allow the gelatin to soak for a minute or two. Heat over very low heat until gelatin is dissolved, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the whisky, stirring well to blend. Pour into pan and refrigerate until fully set, several hours or overnight.
3 Cut the orange and cherries into small slivers for garnish.
4 To serve, cut the set gelatin into desired shapes and garnish as desired.

    Here’s something…that exists. 

    Old Fashioned Jelly Shots 

    Ingredients

    2/3 cup soda water

    2/3 cup Bitters Syrup (recipe follows)

    2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice

    2 envelopes Knox gelatin

    2/3 cup bourbon or scotch whiskey

    Orange slices and maraschino cherries for garnish, if desired

    For the Bitters Syrup:

    1 1/2 cups water

    1 cup granulated sugar

    9 tablespoons Angostura bitters

    Procedures

    1 To make the Bitters Syrup: Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until mixture boils, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

    2 To make the jelly shots: Combine the soda water, bitters syrup, and cherry juice in a small saucepan and sprinkle with the gelatin. Allow the gelatin to soak for a minute or two. Heat over very low heat until gelatin is dissolved, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the whisky, stirring well to blend. Pour into pan and refrigerate until fully set, several hours or overnight.

    3 Cut the orange and cherries into small slivers for garnish.

    4 To serve, cut the set gelatin into desired shapes and garnish as desired.

    (Source: seriouseats.com)

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    Old Fashioned 101
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    bourbonandpearls:

crookedindifference:

Currently having a drink on the top floor of the 5th tallest building in the world

 Love this

    bourbonandpearls:

    crookedindifference:

    Currently having a drink on the top floor of the 5th tallest building in the world


    Love this

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    Tags: photo city bourbon old fashioned

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    Gift a Whiskey Drinker: bottled cocktails

    It’s a rising trend and an excellent gift. We’ve bottled our own, but The Handmade Cocktail Company has you covered — and they’ve bottled some excellent vintages at that. 

    May we suggest: 

    The World’s Best Cocktail 2012 : Essentially a bottled Vieux Carré, the most worthwhile as pre-bottling goes since making your own at home would require a few liquors and a few bitters. 

    The Boulevardier : The claim is that they’ve bottled “a big burst of sweet Bourbon with cranberries, glâce cherries and nutmeg,” which, while bold, still sounds enticing. 

    The Ultimate Old Fashioned 2012 : As I see it, neither the Old Fashioned nor the Manhattan are really worth purchasing bottled; they are simple enough to mix up at home. But if you’re feeling indulgent, by all means order this $644 cocktail, made with rare whiskey from the 60s and homemade bitters. 

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    FOOD REPUBLIC: 35 New Ways to Mix an Old-Fashioned 
Purists will tell you there is only one true way to mix an old fashioned—rightfully so, the drink has survived over 200 years with only slight disturbances to the recipe. (“Without the fruit salad, please.”) That didn’t stop Food Republic from dreaming up a few dozen ways to mix a cube of sugar, some ice cubes, and alcohol. 
Notable: 
1. Rye Old Fashioned: This is the classic, your granddaddy’s Old Fashioned. Take a sugar cube and dampen it with a couple dashes of Angostura bitters, then crush it. Toss in a couple big, beautiful ice cubes and top with three fingers of rye. Stir in the glass.
2. Bourbon Old Fashioned: Repeat the above steps, but with bourbon. In fact, we could enter seven or eight entries right here just for different bourbons, each of which will bring a different flavor profile to the drink.
5. American Trilogy: A few bars around New York City will make you this drink by local bartender Mickey McIlroy. It’s an Old Fashioned made with equal parts rye and applejack, and orange bitters. (All American products: get it?)6. Orange Old Fashioned: Angostura might be the go-to bitters in the formula, but switch up your classic recipe with orange bitters for brighter aromatics.14. Maple Old Fashioned: Same goes for super-sweet maple syrup, an ideal sweetener for any dark spirit Old Fashioned.15. Honey Old Fashioned: Honey syrup is another sweetener you might try, perhaps with a lighter whiskey.17. Mole Old-Fashioned: Make your favorite Old Fashioned, but with mole bitters for a chocolatey aroma.35. Hot Old Fashioned: Ice is the traditional water component, but on a cold day, hot water will do.

    FOOD REPUBLIC: 35 New Ways to Mix an Old-Fashioned 

    Purists will tell you there is only one true way to mix an old fashioned—rightfully so, the drink has survived over 200 years with only slight disturbances to the recipe. (“Without the fruit salad, please.”) That didn’t stop Food Republic from dreaming up a few dozen ways to mix a cube of sugar, some ice cubes, and alcohol. 

    Notable: 

    1. Rye Old Fashioned: This is the classic, your granddaddy’s Old Fashioned. Take a sugar cube and dampen it with a couple dashes of Angostura bitters, then crush it. Toss in a couple big, beautiful ice cubes and top with three fingers of rye. Stir in the glass.

    2. Bourbon Old Fashioned: Repeat the above steps, but with bourbon. In fact, we could enter seven or eight entries right here just for different bourbons, each of which will bring a different flavor profile to the drink.


    5. American Trilogy: A few bars around New York City will make you this drink by local bartender Mickey McIlroy. It’s an Old Fashioned made with equal parts rye and applejack, and orange bitters. (All American products: get it?)

    6. Orange Old Fashioned: Angostura might be the go-to bitters in the formula, but switch up your classic recipe with orange bitters for brighter aromatics.

    14. Maple Old Fashioned: Same goes for super-sweet maple syrup, an ideal sweetener for any dark spirit Old Fashioned.

    15. Honey Old Fashioned: Honey syrup is another sweetener you might try, perhaps with a lighter whiskey.

    17. Mole Old-Fashioned: Make your favorite Old Fashioned, but with mole bitters for a chocolatey aroma.

    35. Hot Old Fashioned: Ice is the traditional water component, but on a cold day, hot water will do.

  8. Old-fashioned Hyperlink

    "A classic that can be destroyed, perfected, perverted. It can also reveal the depths of your character."

  9. Old-fashioned Hyperlink

    I soon realized that the Old Fashioned is merely one battle line, albeit a significant one, in a much larger discussion among cocktail fans online that sometimes flared with passion (for regardless of the topic, the Internet has become no place for even-tempered debate). And while the subject of how to mix drinks is typically a pleasant one, the debates over proper recipes, spirits, tools and techniques that are conducted in person — typically over cocktails that have been exactingly described to an increasingly exasperated bartender — or on blogs or online forums such as eGullet and the soon-to-be-defunct Drinkboy forums, can sometimes veer into serious, clinically dry and even belligerent arenas.”

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    From Cocktails: Neat, a photo series by Peter Olson. 

    From Cocktails: Neat, a photo series by Peter Olson