Chocolate Old Fashioned

This is not a girly choco-tini! It’s full on Old Fashioned with a chocolate Cocoa twist.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 ounces Pricahrd’s Double Chocolate Bourbon Whiskey
1 sugar cube
3 dashes bitters
club soda

Instructions:
Place the sugar in an Old-Fashioned glass. Add 3 dashes of Angostura bitters and a splash of water or club soda. Crush the sugar with a wooden muddler OR strong spoon. Rotate the glass so that the sugar grains and bitters give it a lining. Add a large ice cube. Pour in the bourbon. Serve with a stirring rod. Garnish with a sliver of chocolate.

Cranberry Old Fashioned

A great holiday twist on an old favorite!

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 ounces rye whiskey
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 Tbl spoon of Cranberry sauce
club soda

Instructions:
Place the sugar cube in a Boston mixing glass. ADD 2 or 3 dashes of Angostura bitters, rye and cranberry sauce. Shake well to mash the cranberry sauce, pour into an old-fashion glass and top off with club soda. Garnish with an orange slice or cherries.

Old Fashioned

Originating in the early 1800’s the Old Fashioned may be the first drink to be called a cocktail. It is traditionally served in a short glass now called an Old Fashioned glass.

Cocktail Ingredients:
2 ounces rye whiskey
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Angostura bitters
club soda

Instructions:
Place the sugar cube in an Old-Fashioned glass. ADD 2 or 3 dashes of Angostura bitters and a splash of water or club soda. Crush the sugar with a wooden muddler OR strong spoon. Rotate the glass so that the sugar grains and bitters give it a lining. Add a large ice cube. Pour in the rye (or bourbon). Serve with a stirring rod. Garnish with an orange slice or cherries.

Bulleit Bourbon, Frontier Whiskey

Bulleit Bourbon WhiskeyA good friend turned me on to Bulleit Bourbon a little over a year ago. I was scared with the bottle at first, it looked a little red necked and the store I was in didn’t help out either. I got it though and I am oh so glad I did. This is now the go to bourbon in our house. On average it runs just a couple bucks more than Jim Beam and it is oh so worth it. It stands on it’s own with hints of oak and spice and notes of vanilla and honey and goes great in your favorite recipe. My favorite with Bulleit is the Old Fashioned.

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