Cocktail of the Week: Elderfashioned

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The Godfather really didn’t turn out well… I’m still disappointed in how much I didn’t like that drink. ¬†This week we’re going for something a really simple. Almost as simple as the very first cocktail, the Old Fashioned, except we’ll be putting in a little St. Germain to sweeten it up.

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Elderfashioned

  • 2 parts whisky bourbon/rye
  • 1/2 part St. Germain
  • 2 dashes¬†Angostura bitters

Stir and serve in a old fashioned glass on the rocks (I like the one big square ice cube); garnish w/ an orange twist

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A note of caution: St. Germain’s is sweet, really sweet. You might be thinking, “only 1/2 a part to two parts boourbon?!” Yes, only 1/2 a part! D wanted more St. Germain in her cocktail and it turned out too sweet! If you follow the recipe you’ll end up with a sweet twist on an Old Fashioned, if you go any further you’ll end up with dessert! D and I really like the Elderfashioned. Especially, since it takes some of the edge off of the traditional Old Fashioned, mellows it a bit. Owing to its sweetness this would make an excellent digestif, you can skip dessert even!