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The Old Fashioned Cocktail: The Topic


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#331 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:11 PM

I don't think this one got discussed yet, and I used to get it confused with the other tequila + mezcal OF from Phil Ward, the Oaxaca Old Fashioned (reposado tequila, mezcal, agave syrup, mole bitters).

 

Tequila Gumption with 1 oz each of reposado tequila and mezcal, 1/4 oz maraschino liqueur, 2 dashes Angostura bitters, and 1 dash orange bitters.

 

There is something very nice going on with this tequila + mezcal + maraschino combo, also seen in the Crafty and Elusive Elk (as a sour).

 

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:24 PM

Most excellent, I can actually make this one at home!



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:55 PM

The Oaxaca is a favourite; now I'll have to try this one. Thanks, FP.

 

Got some more Mezcal this morning, too ...


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#334 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:16 AM

Old Fashioned with Blanton's single-barrel bourbon, gum syrup, Angostura bitters.

 

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 12:58 PM

This one was a tad sweet but still very enjoyable.

Jubilee Street (Richard Boccato) with Van Brunt Stillhouse American Whiskey (Kings County bourbon), amaro Montenegro, maple syrup (scant barspoon; I would use 1/2 barspoon next time), St Elizabeth allspice dram. Replaced one semi-obscure boutique Brooklyn whiskey with another.

Roasted chestnut, chocolate, spice.

 

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It reminded me of another old-fashioned/sazerac variation with Montenegro I had at Craft & Commerce a while back - their DiMaggio cocktail with rye, Montenegro, demerara, absinthe. Also this one in the same vein.

Montenegro is surprisingly versatile. My bottle is half gone already.


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Posted 10 February 2015 - 02:17 PM

This one was a tad sweet but still very enjoyable.

Jubilee Street (Richard Boccato) with Van Brunt Stillhouse American Whiskey (Kings County bourbon), amaro Montenegro, maple syrup (scant barspoon; I would use 1/2 barspoon next time), St Elizabeth allspice dram. Replaced one semi-obscure boutique Brooklyn whiskey with another.

Roasted chestnut, chocolate, spice.

 

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It reminded me of another old-fashioned/sazerac variation with Montenegro I had at Craft & Commerce a while back - their DiMaggio cocktail with rye, Montenegro, demerara, absinthe. Also this one in the same vein.

Montenegro is surprisingly versatile. My bottle is half gone already.

 

You are a braver than I am! Not sure I would be likely to purchase either of those young whiskies even if I had access to them. Seems like they might be pretty different in flavor though with the one you used being primarily corn according to the description and the one used in the original recipe being predominantly an unknown mix of malted barley and wheat.

 

Doesn't seem like either would put much punch in that drink though with both being relatively low proof. Is it pretty heavily maple in flavor despite the Montenegro?


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#337 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:42 PM

Not a purchase - this was a gift (I have great friends).

 

DrinkUpNY has this note about Kings County bourbon

Created with organic New York corn and malted Scottish barley, this young bourbon offers balanced notes of corn, oak, clove and caramel. Hints of smoke and sweet spice appear on the finish.

 

 

and this one about the Van Brunt.

 

Matured for five months in small American oak casks, Van Brunt Stillhouse American Whiskey is a four grain whiskey featuring the robust flavors of wheat and malted barley, backed by corn and rye. The result is a complex, full-flavored spirit offering notes of caramel, vanilla, dried fruit and peppery spice.

 

 

It was close enough for me. I was happy with the end result in any case. It would have been hard to tell in a blind test that there was maple or Montenegro in there, and I guess that's what I liked about the drink. The final flavor was unexpected and did not taste like the individual ingredients.



#338 FrogPrincesse

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 02:17 PM

This month's theme for Mixology Monday has been announced and it's the Old Fashioned. So it's time to revisit this thread, or come up with new variations!