National Kentucky Day
Nothing is more Kentucky than bourbon … I mean besides the Kentucky Waterfall
So I celebrated, at work, by making a fuck tonne of our Old Fashioned’s and not denying myself one 😉
How we do, just so you know :
- 2 oz of Bulleit Bourbon
- 1 sugar cube
- 5-10 dash of Black Walnut Bitters
- 1/2 teaspoon of brandied spiced cherry jus (all spice, lemon, clove, cherries, simple syrup, cinnamon stick)
- Orange Rind, burnt
In a mixing glass, place one sugar cube. Douse it with Black Walnut Bitters and then add 1/2 teaspoon of the cherry jus. Muddle till a sugary paste, then add 2 oz of bourbon of choice (we use Bulleit at my bar). Fill mixing glass with ice, stir, then let sit. Prep the rocks glass with a king cube, peel an a rind from an orange over the glass so that the juice spray falls in the glass. Burn the orange rind with a lighter and throw it in the glass. Give the mixing glass contents a final, hearty stir then pour through strainer into glass. Garnish with a cherry. Voila!
Takes a little time, but well worth it.
Happy Kentucky Day!