Gin Old Fashioned
Using herbaceous gin at the base, this variation on the Old Fashioned is lighter and more refreshing than its whiskey counterpart. With a honey syrup in place of the traditional sugar cube and a hefty dash of orange bitters, it’s floral and rich, with a long, long finish that will stay with you. To retain the depth and spice of the original cocktail, use a heavier, aged gin like Ransom’s Old Tom, Barr Hill’s Tom Cat or Frey’s Barrel Finished gin.
- 2 oz Aged Gin
- 0.5 oz Honey
- 2 dashes Orange Bitters
- Lemon Peel
Add the honey syrup, bitters and gin to a mixing glass.
Add large ice cubes. Stir.
Using a julep strainer, strain the cocktail into a chilled lowball glass.
Add one large ice cube and express a lemon peel over the cocktail.
Wipe the rim of the glass with the twist and then discard the peel.
Contributed by Supercall