Maple Old Fashioned

 

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This take on an Old Fashioned is inspired by a recent visit to Walt Disney World.  My husband does not enjoy the Disney experience—he endures it because our son and I love it.  But he does like their cocktails, especially this one, which was discovered while dining at the Yacht Club Resort.  The substitution of maple syrup for sugar reduces the prep time (no muddling the sugar and bitters together) and adds a distinct smokey sweetness to the drink, making it truly special.  This beverage has the added benefit of potency—perfect for numbing the mind as your child loses his, whether you are at the park or in the comfort of your home.  Cheers to Walt Disney World and the memories we have made there!  And cheers to the man who puts up with it to make us happy!

 

1 shot maple syrup

10 dashes Angostura bitters

4 shots bourbon

2 strips of orange zest, plus 2 more for garnish

2 maraschino cherries, for garnish

2 large cubes of ice

 

1. Combine the maple syrup, bitters, bourbon, and 2 strips of orange zest in a cocktail shaker (a mason jar works well for this, too, if you don’t have a shaker).

2. Add ice to fill up to the liquid line.

3. Put the lid on the shaker and shake for 15 seconds.

4. Place a large ice cube, strip of orange zest, and a cherry into 2 Old Fashioned glasses.

5. Strain the mixture evenly into each glass.  Serve immediately.

Makes 2 drinks

 

 

 

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  1. Patricia Wilcoxson says:

    Thanks for sharing – sounds delish! Charlotte, You may know this already – I just learned from Sara that the Governor of Virginia declared during this time of the virus and the restaurant experience being very different- – When you order a dinner take away meal, you may also order a cocktail to go as well. They had a delicious dinner in their home last evening – Sara ordered a Roman Holiday cocktail. It came in a closed mason jar so you probably wouldn’t open it on your drive back home! She said it was a delicious citrusy drink. She’s hoping this idea will continue even when restaurants reopen. Maryland doesn’t have this plan as I imagine Florida doesn’t either. Sara loves having someone else make the cocktail! Hope all is well with you 3 Floridaites! 😘

    On Sun, May 3, 2020 at 10:43 AM Miss Teense Cooks wrote:

    > Miss Teense posted: ” This take on an Old Fashioned is inspired by a > recent visit to Walt Disney World. My husband does not enjoy the Disney > experience—he endures it because our son and I love it. But he does like > their cocktails, especially this one, which was dis” >

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