The Cocktail Chronicles
Dallas bartender plays with fire to make this toasty bourbon cocktail
Toast the autumn season with Dallas bartender Austin Millspaugh, who demonstrates a nifty mixing technique in the third episode of Old Forester's Cocktail Chronicles series.
He's making a rolled old fashioned, which utilizes a much-sought-after version of Old Forester bourbon, black truffle salt, spices, and — if you're so inclined — fire.
Follow along with the recipe below.
Rolled Old Fashioned
Yields 1 drink
2 ounces Old Forester Birthday Bourbon
.5 ounce simple syrup
1 pinch black truffle salt
2-3 dashes Jerry Thomas Bitters
2-3 pinches Mountain Spice blend (juniper berry, green peppercorn, ginger, and lavender, among other ingredients)
Orange and lemon rind
Combine bourbon, simple syrup, and black truffle salt into glass or shaking tin.
Express lemon and orange rind into the glass. Add the bitters last.
Transfer ingredients from one glass to another, four to five times. (This technique is called "rolling.")
Pour cocktail in to a rocks glass and dress further with orange rind to your preference.
Place an ice mold in the glass (Millspaugh uses a blowtorch to get the shape just right) and top it with Mountain Spice blend. Garnish with an orange peel.
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