Hol­i­day Bour­bon Old Fash­ioned

The Denver Post - - LIFE & CULTURE -

The Old Fash­ioned: Well, OK, this one ac­tu­ally doesn’t have a hol­i­day twist at all be­cause, well, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Skrbina, who said he has been bar­tend­ing for 20 years, supplied lit­tle droplets of knowl­edge with each drink that will be fun to share with your guests. The Old Fash­ioned was orig­i­nally made with sugar, wa­ter, bit­ters, lemon peel and gin, he said. That’s right, gin. This recipe, how­ever, is how ev­ery­one knows this pop­u­lar drink these days: with bour­bon. The bour­bon will warm your body right up from the core, mak­ing it the per­fect cold-weather cocktail. In­gre­di­ents 2 ounces bour­bon 1 sugar cube 1 or­ange slice 1 cherry seltzer wa­ter bit­ters (in­gre­di­ents with­out amounts are dashes or splashes to taste) Di­rec­tions

Muddle the fruit and sugar cubes with a splash of seltzer to re­lease the fla­vors. If you don’t have a mud­dler at home, try the back end of a wooden spoon. Add in your bour­bon and then some ice.

Food pair­ing op­tion: The Palm paired this with a ten­der­loin cros­tini with mi­cro­greens and atomic horse­rad­ish sauce be­cause bour­bon and beef are a clas­sic pair­ing that you can’t go wrong with.

This old fash­ioned is a clas­sic that will warm you from the in­side; what else could you want?

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