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Honey old fashioned

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Why don't I see more people doing this? It's delicious and seems kind of obvious.


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For one of the old Mixology Monday events, I baked sweet potatoes until I had a decent amount of the sugars cooked out and caramelized on the pan. I deglazed the pan with water to get a syrup and used that as the sweetener in an old fashioned. I thought it was pretty tasty but it would be hugely impractical as a regular thing. My point in mentioning it is, I did all that and it's never occurred to me to use honey in one... so maybe it's only obvious once you've done it. :D

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28 minutes ago, Tri2Cook said:

For one of the old Mixology Monday events, I baked sweet potatoes until I had a decent amount of the sugars cooked out and caramelized on the pan. I deglazed the pan with water to get a syrup and used that as the sweetener in an old fashioned. I thought it was pretty tasty but it would be hugely impractical as a regular thing. My point in mentioning it is, I did all that and it's never occurred to me to use honey in one... so maybe it's only obvious once you've done it. :D

 

We have sweet potatoes roasting in the oven right now, and whiskey is the one thing we hoarded for the pandemic. I'm tempted. How were they?


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1 hour ago, paulraphael said:

 

We have sweet potatoes roasting in the oven right now, and whiskey is the one thing we hoarded for the pandemic. I'm tempted. How were they?


It was a long time ago and the memory isn't what it used to be but I remember it being tasty. I found my notes for it, it was posted on my old blog that I closed to public access years ago because I just wasn't very good at it. According to my post: I deglazed the pan with water and rolled the potatoes in that water to dissolve the syrup on the surface as well. I then mixed that resulting water 1:1 with sugar. I also apparently gave the empty glass a twist from a piece of orange zest and a drop of toasted walnut oil that I wiped around the inside of the glass with the orange zest. I didn't even remember doing that part. Outside of that, it says I used 2 oz bourbon, 2 tsp of the syrup and a dash of angostura. So as you see, my memory is not reliable. I don't remember it being a train wreck though, pretty sure it was drinkable. :D

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It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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I'm liberal with the sweetner, spirit, and bitters in an Old Fashioned. Date syrup makes a nice variation.

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In the winter, maple syrup, bourbon, and orange bitters work really well together.

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11 hours ago, haresfur said:

I'm liberal with the sweetner, spirit, and bitters in an Old Fashioned. Date syrup makes a nice variation.

Finally a use for the date syrup that has been languishing in my pantry for Lord only knows how long – – unopened. 

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7 hours ago, chord said:

In the winter, maple syrup, bourbon, and orange bitters work really well together.

 

That sounds great.


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On 5/15/2020 at 1:36 AM, haresfur said:

I'm liberal with the sweetner, spirit, and bitters in an Old Fashioned. Date syrup makes a nice variation.

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Indeed it does and the bourbon-soaked date was a nice treat at the end!  Thanks for that idea!


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