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  1. #11
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    Re: Favorite bourbon/rye for an old fashioned?

    2 ounces Baby Saz
    2 teaspoons water
    2 teaspoons sugar
    2 drops Angustora bitters
    2 drops Fee Bro. Old Fashioned bitters
    1 drop fee Bro. West Idian Orange bitters
    1 orange slice


    Mix the water, sugar and bitters together, add the orange slice and slightly molest it, don't muddle it. Muddling will release too much juice. Add the whiskey, give it a good stirr, remove the orange slice, add ice, give it another goos stirr and float the orange slice back into the glass.

    Saz is my favorite but sometimes I use OWA.

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    Re: Favorite bourbon/rye for an old fashioned?

    Do you guys think the orange slice is better than the orange zest/rind??

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    Re: Favorite bourbon/rye for an old fashioned?

    And does it matter what kind of orange slice/rind- would a florida yellowish juice orange work?

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    The Ultimate Old Fashioned

    I am a hardcore Old Fashioned lover, there's a bar in Seattle that I like where they use 1/2 rye, 1/2 cognac, but that's a bit too much for a bourbon message board....so let me give you my recipe for what I believe is the single best OF you can have.

    Ingredients:

    2oz Baby Saz
    .5-.75oz homemade 1/1 ratio simple syrup
    2 HEALTHY dashes of angostura
    flamed orange peel OR a big slice of peel w/a little bit of pithe

    There are some keys to making this drink unreal.

    Rule 1 - Have a prechilled old fashioned glass that's been in the freezer waiting to be used

    Rule 2 - Pour the simple syrup and the bitters directly into the glass FIRST, NOT INTO THE SHAKER, and spin the glass around a couple of times so the simple syrup and bitters coat the glass evenly...then after you've got a good coat, dump the mixture into the shaker with ice and the Baby Saz.

    Rule 3 - Stir, do NOT shake

    Step 4 - strain OF back into coated glass, add fresh ice, preferably a large square or round single rock if possible

    Step 5 - either cut the orange fat and spritz glass by "breaking" the orange pithe over the glass or flame the orange oil over the glass, and then be sure to rub the broken/flamed peel around the rim of the glass for additional flavor/aroma, then drop peel in glass and give it 2 quick stirs.

    Take your first sip....and if it's not the best OF you've ever had, I'll be SHOCKED.

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    Thumbs up Re: Favorite bourbon/rye for an old fashioned?

    That sounds excellent, humchan2k. I wish I had the Baby Saz to try it with. I still may try your recipe with some other spirit, this afternoon.

    Tim
    Self-Styled Whisky Connoisseur

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    Re: The Ultimate Old Fashioned

    Quote Originally Posted by humchan2k View Post
    I am a hardcore Old Fashioned lover, there's a bar in Seattle that I like where they use 1/2 rye, 1/2 cognac, but that's a bit too much for a bourbon message board....so let me give you my recipe for what I believe is the single best OF you can have.

    Ingredients:

    2oz Baby Saz
    .5-.75oz homemade 1/1 ratio simple syrup
    2 HEALTHY dashes of angostura
    flamed orange peel OR a big slice of peel w/a little bit of pithe

    There are some keys to making this drink unreal.

    Rule 1 - Have a prechilled old fashioned glass that's been in the freezer waiting to be used

    Rule 2 - Pour the simple syrup and the bitters directly into the glass FIRST, NOT INTO THE SHAKER, and spin the glass around a couple of times so the simple syrup and bitters coat the glass evenly...then after you've got a good coat, dump the mixture into the shaker with ice and the Baby Saz.

    Rule 3 - Stir, do NOT shake

    Step 4 - strain OF back into coated glass, add fresh ice, preferably a large square or round single rock if possible

    Step 5 - either cut the orange fat and spritz glass by "breaking" the orange pithe over the glass or flame the orange oil over the glass, and then be sure to rub the broken/flamed peel around the rim of the glass for additional flavor/aroma, then drop peel in glass and give it 2 quick stirs.

    Take your first sip....and if it's not the best OF you've ever had, I'll be SHOCKED.
    I thought I was being fussy with my method.

    Sounds very good, though.

    I like the suggestion to use a chilled glass and fresh ice. I do that when I make Margaritas.

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    Re: Favorite bourbon/rye for an old fashioned?

    Oh, dude, I am a TOTAL cocktail nerd.....I'm a stickler/anal beyond belief when it comes to proper technique, it really truly does make all the difference.

    My fave cocktail lately has been either the Toronto Cocktail or the New York Sour.

 

 

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