Rock The Red
A SEASONAL TWIST ON A CLASSIC COCKTAIL
RECIPE BY SHANE VANSCIVER | DRY 85
Legend says that one of the very first Old Fashioned recipes comes from the May 13, 1806 issue of The Balance and Columbian Repository in Hudson, New York. The “cock-tail,” also a newly minted term, was described as: “a potent concoction of spirits, bitters, water, and sugar.” The recipe became synonymous with a drink style made with whiskey and today is returning to its glory thanks, in part, to its modern diversity.
2 oz Old Overholt whiskey
½ oz Giffard Blackberry liqueur
½ oz Blackberry Gomme syrup
8 drops Bittermens Burlesque bitters
1 dash Angostura Aromatic bitters
1 dash Angostura Orange bitters
Stir and strain.
Serve in a rocks glass over an ice ball.
Garnish with an orange-peel twist and blackberry.