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    Re: Old Fashioned recipe?

    That sounds like hangover concentrate, but I can also see it being tasty. Would it suffer tremendously if I substituted amaretto for orgeat?


    Edit: Scratch that. My eclectic mother has both orange flower water AND rose water, so I can make my own orgeat! What's a good recipe? I found these two with a quick search:
    http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2...cocktails.html
    http://imbibemagazine.com/Homemade-Orgeat-Recipe
    Last edited by TheNovaMan; 08-12-2013 at 13:29.
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    Re: Old Fashioned recipe?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNovaMan View Post
    That sounds like hangover concentrate, but I can also see it being tasty. Would it suffer tremendously if I substituted amaretto for orgeat?


    Edit: Scratch that. My eclectic mother has both orange flower water AND rose water, so I can make my own orgeat! What's a good recipe? I found these two with a quick search:
    http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2...cocktails.html
    http://imbibemagazine.com/Homemade-Orgeat-Recipe
    They are definitely different in both taste and texture so it might make a perfectly fine drink but it wouldn't be the same thing. I would use less amaretto (maybe half what is called for) and supplement the difference with simple syrup to taste. Most everyone, including me, tends to like Luxardo amaretto over DiSaronno.

    My favorite recipe for orgeat is to go to the store and buy B.G. Reynolds orgeat (much preferred to the artificial ones like Fee Bros.). Not much of a home mixer, not that there is anything wrong with that I suppose! I would just rather use the time drinking...
    Last edited by tanstaafl2; 08-12-2013 at 13:50.
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    Re: Old Fashioned recipe?

    In my very brief research on orgeat, I read that it was kind of expensive and one often must order it online, which is why I thought I might make some myself. I have to go on a few errands later today, so I'll keep my eyes open for it, and buy some slivered almonds if I can't find any good commercial orgeat.
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    Re: Old Fashioned recipe?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNovaMan View Post
    In my very brief research on orgeat, I read that it was kind of expensive and one often must order it online, which is why I thought I might make some myself. I have to go on a few errands later today, so I'll keep my eyes open for it, and buy some slivered almonds if I can't find any good commercial orgeat.
    B.G. Reynolds is not as cheap as Fee Brothers and others (well worth the difference in cost though in my opinion) but it is available locally in Atlanta. Can't speak to what is available in Michigan. I rarely have much luck with trying to mix my own in general, whether it be orgeat or something else, so I have pretty much quit trying!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Old Fashioned recipe?

    My latest iteration.

    Combine in glass:

    2oz bourbon (see below for suggestions)
    5 dashes of Angostura bitters
    1 teaspoon of 1:1 ratio simple syrup
    About 7-8 drops of marasca cherry syrup from Luxardo cherry jar - probably 1/10th teaspoon if measurable

    Stir briefly

    Add 2 large ice cubes
    Express a large slice of orange peel, rim glass and discard peel

    I find that expressing the orange peel last works best because it really showcases the scent of the orange oil suspended on top of the liquid and on the sides of the glass. I love it when the glass initially smells like a fresh orange, yet the first sip brings out all the strength and flavor of the bourbon and the orange flavor falls in line as an accompaniment.

    Depending on how cold and/or strong the consumer wants their cocktail, I will adjust the ice and proof of bourbon. OWA, OGD 114 and 4RSB are great for stronger versions, while Larceny, EC12 and 4RSmB are good for a less intense drink.

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    Re: Old Fashioned recipe?

    I heard no fruit for Old Fashioneds.

    So last week I did:
    2oz Maker's Mark
    1/2 oz of simple syrup
    5 drops of bitters
    1 big rock ice cube
    1 long stir for 30 seconds

    Amazing!
    The Old Fashioned is a good way to treat yourself.

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    Re: Old Fashioned recipe?

    Thanks, I substitued 4RYL for the Makers and am really enjoying it.

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    Re: Old Fashioned recipe?

    My current go to old fashioned is (which is more of a sazerac hybrid)

    2oz WT101
    4 drops agnostura orange bitters
    1/2 tsp simple syrup (i buy a premade french mixture)
    2 drops absinthe
    2 large pieces chipped ice

    All of the above together stirred in a lowball which has been rubbed down with a piece of flamed lemon peel (discarded)

    No fruit

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    Re: Old Fashioned recipe?

    I saw an interesting old fashioned presentation in a bar this weekend. They used cotton candy for the sweetener: squeezed it into a chunk sticking way up out of the glass and poured the drink over it to dissolve. Interesting, but there were more I the resting things on the menu so I did not sample. Thought it was a fancy presentation worth sharing though.

 

 

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