For The Classic Man
A whiskey old fashioned is the kind of drink I’d probably serve my father at the dinner table on father’s day. Though to be completely honest, I’d hop on that band wagon as well because dark liquor and I are friends. (Disclaimer drink responsibly!)
There’s something irresistible about dark coloured liquor. The packaging is always so beautifully crafted, the age and rich colour tell you a story, and the bold aroma and taste, take you to a special place.
Could it be that when I drink whiskey I feel a little more “grown”? I mean drinking a masculine toned drink has a certain je ne sais quoi. I can understand why people have a great appreciation for these dark coloured drinks. They have a sense of heritage, bring about stories from the wise and make delicious cocktails.
So in honour of our fathers, their fathers and future fathers, I raise a glass of whiskey old fashioned to say cheers and happy fathers day.
Makes 1 cocktail
- 50ml Whiskey (any brand you like)
- 1 orange
- 1 teaspoons of sugar
- Orange bitters or regular Angostura bitters
- Chai spiced tea (Optional) A tea bag works best
- In a tumbler glass, add a teaspoon of brown sugar followed by 3-4 drops of angostura bitters. Just like salt and pepper to food, a little goes a long way.
- Next, add a splash of the whiskey, two ice cubes and stir. Adding the whiskey gradually controls the dilution process. We are basically trying to gradually chill the liquor and dissolve the sugar. Dilution releases different notes and flavours of the whiskey which makes for a well balanced drink.
- Repeat the process until the whole 50ml shot is added then continue to stir until the glass is well chilled and the whiskey is diluted to your liking. Some like it strong, I like mine spiced.
For the chai spiced version.
- Simply dunk a chai tea bag in 30 ml of hot water and brew for 30 seconds. Squeeze the teabag straight into the cocktail and stir. Leave the tea bag in the chilled drink to infuse the cocktail even more.
- Garnish the cocktail with an orange peel. Twist it over the drink to release the oils, then dunk it in.
- There you have it my take on a whiskey old fashion for the classic man.
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