Mike Treffehn of The Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co. in Philadelphia shared this tiki-style drink recipe. It brings out the best in three rums with their own strong personalities.
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This drink offers all of the well-loved elements of an Old Fashioned plus the depth and earthiness of a Pu-erh tea infused bourbon.
Erik Lombardo at Maialino in NYC introduced us to this classic cocktail, which is basically an Old Fashioned sweetened with maraschino liqueur (we used Luxardo) and fancied up with a big spiral of an orange twist.
Created by bartender Katie Emerson, this variation of an Old Fashioned is made with barrel-aged Bols Genever and two types of bitters.
This cocktail is inspired by Thanksgiving stuffing recipes that incorporate apples and sage. Start by making a simple syrup of sugar, water, and sage leaves. Stir that up into a rich and fruity spin on the classic Old Fashioned.
The earliest recorded version of Election Cake was published by Amelia Simmons in the second edition of her book American Cookery. Alas, Ms. Simmons' recipe isn't of much practical use for the modern home cook—it calls for 30 quarts of flour, 10 pounds of butter, 14 pounds of sugar, 12 pounds of raisins, 3 dozen eggs, 1 pint of wine, and 1 pint of brandy, among other ingredients.
It's easy to reimagine light, fruit juice-based drinks as jelly shots, but what about more serious cocktails? For my first foray into the world of Jelly Shot Test Kitchen I decided to tackle a classic, the Old Fashioned, to see how it would fare in jelly form.