On the second day of Christmas my true love poured for me… an American classic – bourbon and bitters with a citrus twist. Here’s how you make an Old Fashioned.
- 60ml bourbon
- 7.5ml 1:1 sugar syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
Pour ingredients into a glass over ice and stir to dilute. Add more ice and garnish with a twist of orange zest.
We recommend Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky (£29.50 for 70cl)
Many cocktails call for a sugar syrup, often referred to as ‘simple syrup’ or ‘1:1 sugar syrup’. This is made by mixing equal parts water and caster sugar in a pan and stirring over a medium heat until all the sugar grains are dissolved. Simple!
From Ocadolife magazine – read it online now