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My Dad Likes Bourbon & Old Fashioneds (Father's Day is coming!)

What’s your Dad’s favorite drink?  Will you be making him an Old Fashioned?  Read below and I’ll show you how and even better,  the perfect Father’s Day gift of an Old Fashioned infusion, that will give him have a fantastic Old Fashioned cocktail anytime and anyplace.  After all what’s the point in drinking a bad cocktail?

Old Fashioneds are a classic cocktail.  They have been around since the 1800’s and they are not going anywhere. Spirit, sugar, water and bitters – it doesn’t get any more classic.

Let’s get to it. Here’s a simple recipe for a classic Old Fashioned.

  •  2 oz of Bourbon or Rye
  • .25 oz of Simple Syrup (recipe below)
  • 5 drops of Orange Bitters
  • Orange Wheel or Orange Peel
  • 1 Cherry – use the good dark ones!

Place ingredients in a rocks glass.  Add a large ice cube – yes a large one it does make a difference. If your Dad doesn’t have a large ice cube tray – get him one! Stir, add your Cherry, Orange Peel (if it is a peel – squeeze or express the peel over the ice, and wipe peel around the inside of the glass.)  Lay peel on the ice and serve. If an Orange wheel slide it into the glass between your ice and the side of the glass.

Does your Dad travel?  For work, for fun, because your Mom makes him?  I got you.  Give your Dad a box of single use Old Fashioned Infusions.  All he needs is a glass, Bourbon and Ice.  I’m not kidding.

These pretty pyramid bags of goodness are filled with dried orange, demerara sugar, bitters and a cherry.  As you drop the bag into the bourbon they infuse the bourbon and open up all of the flavors of a classic Old Fashioned cocktail.

You can have them at home, in a hotel, on an airplane, camping – anywhere you have bourbon and ice.

Happy Father’s Day.  BTW this is my Dad (on the left)  with his Dad and my uncle.

Simple Syrup

Equal Parts Sugar and Water.  Bring to a low simmer until liquid is clear and sugar is dissolved. 

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