Indulge in the timeless charm of the Old Fashioned cocktail, reimagined with a delightful twist of sophistication. Our Classic Old Fashioned recipe featuring Barrel-Aged Gin is a true testament to the art of mixology. This exquisite concoction marries the rich, oaky nuances of barrel-aged gin with the beloved Old Fashioned’s essence, creating a harmonious fusion of flavours that will tantalise your taste buds. With dashes of Peychaud's Bitters, a touch of sugar syrup, and a captivating caramelised orange peel garnish, this cocktail is a testament to the finer points of cocktail craftsmanship. Embark on a journey through flavour and tradition as we guide you through the steps of creating this modern classic. Cheers to the perfect blend of old and new!
60ml MOUNTAIN Barrel-Aged Gin
2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters (Angostura can be used as a substitute)
15ml sugar syrup
1 orange for garnish
Prepare Your Tools: Before you begin, make sure you have a mixing glass, a stirring spoon, a knife, and a flame source (a match or lighter will do).
Cut the Orange Peel: Instead of using a peeler, carefully cut a strip of orange peel using a knife. This method preserves more of the flavourful oils in the peel.
Muddle the Sugar Syrup: In your mixing glass, add 15ml of sugar syrup.
Add Bitters: Follow with 2 dashes of Peychaud's Bitters (Angostura bitters can also be used as a suitable alternative).
Pour the Barrel-Aged Gin: Pour 60ml of Barrel-Aged Gin into the mixing glass.
Stir with Ice: Fill the mixing glass with ice and gently stir the mixture. Stirring helps blend the ingredients and chill the cocktail.
Strain into a Glass: Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass filled with ice. A large ice cube works well for this drink.
Caramelise the Orange Peel: Hold the strip of orange peel over an open flame (use a match or lighter) to caramelise the oils. Be cautious while doing this, ensuring safety first.
Express the Oils: Hold the caramelised orange peel over the cocktail, twist it to release the aromatic oils, and drop it into the glass.
Serve and Enjoy: Your Barrel-Aged Gin Old Fashioned is ready to be savoured. Sip slowly and appreciate the delightful combination of oaky vanilla and bourbon-like flavours from the gin.
This classic Old Fashioned cocktail with Barrel-Aged Gin offers a unique twist on a timeless favourite. Enjoy the rich and complex flavours, and impress your guests with this sophisticated drink.
Give this recipe a try and elevate your cocktail game with the enticing flavours of Barrel-Aged Gin in your Old Fashioned. Cheers to a taste of tradition with a modern touch!