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.
There's no need to choose your best bourbon here, but it needs to be one that you can enjoy neat. I love Four Roses Yellow Label for this sort of drink.
For the Pu-erh Infused Bourbon:
1 cup (8 ounces) bourbon
2 tablespoons loose leaf Pu-erh tea
For the Pu-erh Old Fashioned:
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3 dashes Angostura bitters
A few drops water
2 ounces Pu-erh infused Bourbon
Garnish: Lemon twist (optional)
For the Pu-erh Infused Bourbon: Combine tea and bourbon in a jar and cover the jar. Let steep at room temperature for 2 hours. Strain tea leaves and discard. Store infused bourbon in a sealed jar.
For the Pu-erh Old Fashioned: Put sugar in an old fashioned glass then add bitters. Add just enough water to saturate sugar and muddle mixture until sugar is dissolved. If you don't have a muddler, use the end of a wooden spoon handle. Add bourbon and top with ice. Stir 10 seconds to chill and combine; garnish with lemon twist if desired.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 3g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 2g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||13%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|