While the variations on this drink are innumerable, this is the recipe I've adapted for my taste.
2 ounces 4 Roses Single Barrel Bourbon
¼ ounce Simple Syrup
3 dashes Angostura Bitter
3 dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters
1 Orange Peel
1 Luxardo Cherry
1 Large Ice Rock
In a rock's glass, combine Bourbon, Simple Syrup, and the Bitters. Give it quick stir. Add in one large ice cube. Garnish with the Orange Peel and a Luxardo Cherry.
The single large ice cube is a must as far as I am concerned. I rarely add ice to my whiskey, but if I do, it must be a slow melting single rock. They're a pain to make, but we keep them on hand nonetheless. If a Luxardo Cherry is not available, skip it. Please, no Maraschinos.
I rarely have just one.
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You may be dating yourself. It's funny how drinks rise and fall in popularity. Somewhere I may have my uncle's drink book from the early 80s - he was a bartender starting in the early 60s.ReplyDelete
Some things never go out of style. :-) I'll bet that book has some recipes in it that are still popular. And there are likely some forgotten ons in there too!Delete