The Old Fashioned is traditionally a whiskey based cocktail, but has recipes with rum, gin or brandy and always a significant dose of bitters and spices. The first use of the name "Old Fashioned" was a Bourbon whiskey cocktail in a gentlemen's club in Louisville, Kentucky. The recipe apparently invented in honour of Colonel James E. Pepper, a prominent bourbon distiller to showcase the the liquor he had help make famous.
What you need:
- A shaker or stirring glass
- A bar spoon (a teaspoon will do)
- 2 parts Dalton's Element Spiced Rum
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 1 splash of water
- 1-2 tsp sugar
- Ice cubes
- Orange peel or a glace cherry...
How to mix
- Add the sugar and Angostura Bitters to a rocks glass with a single ice cube... remember to be sparing with the Bitters at this stage so you dont over power the cocktail.
- Stir the mix until the ice cube has melted enough to dissolve the sugar.
- Add another 3 to 4 ice cubes and a splash of the Dalton's Element to melt some of the ice.
- Top up the glass with more ice and add the rest of the Dalton's Element Spiced rum, then stir.
- This is a cheeky trick that is helpful with a lot of different cocktails: Being really careful not to bend the peel, cut a piece of orange peel, roughly the size of your thumb. Hold the piece of orange peel over the glass and bend it to release some oil into the drink.
- Garnish with the orange peel or the glace cheery to the drink, stir a couple more times and serve. It’s well worth the wait.
Thats a Manchester Old Old Fashioned