A great cocktail is all about how the flavors of its ingredients play together, and play they do in Dallas bartender Reid Lewis' seasonal take on an old fashioned.
She uses dry red wine to counteract bourbon's innate sweetness, and a spiced simple syrup to complement the spices in the Old Forester bourbon whisky.
Watch the video and get ready to play with a glass of your own with the recipe below.
Holiday Spiced Old Fashioned
Yields 1 drink
2 ounces Old Forester 1870 Bourbon Whisky
0.25 ounces spiced simple syrup
2 dashes aromatic bitters
2 dashes orange bitters
Dry red wine for spritzing
1 fresh orange
Combine the whisky, simple syrup, and bitters in a mixing glass, add ice, and stir for 15-20 seconds.
Spritz the cocktail glass with red wine, then add ice and pour in the mixture.
Flame an orange peel slightly and add to garnish.
Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, 43-50% Alc. by Volume, Brown-Forman Distillers Company, Louisville, KY.
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