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X-Rated Old Fashioned

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and I’ve been celebrating with flavored variations on the Old Fashioned. So are they New Fashioneds? Regardless, here’s how I mixed up an X-Rated Fashion:

About This Cocktail
An Old Fashioned made with X-Rated in place of muddled sugar.

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Ingredients
2 ounces bourbon
.5 oz X-Rated
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters

Preparation
Build right in an Old Fashioned glass. Add the X-Rated, bitters and bourbon then stir. Top with more ice and garnish with an orange wedge. Even finish it with a splash of soda water if you’d like.

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Elderflower Old Fashioned

About This Cocktail
An Old Fashioned made with St. Germain in place of muddled sugar.

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Ingredients
2 ounces bourbon
.5 oz St Germain
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters

Preparation
Build right in an Old Fashioned glass. Add the St. Germain, bitters and bourbon then stir. Top with more ice and garnish with an orange wedge. Even finish it with a splash of soda water if you’d like.

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The Maple Old Fashioned

About This Cocktail
An Old Fashioned with maple syrup in place of muddled sugar and orange bitters in place of fruit.

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Ingredients
2 ounces bourbon
1 bar spoon maple syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters

Preparation
Build right in an Old Fashioned glass. Add the maple syrup, bitters and bourbon then stir. Top with more ice and garnish with an orange wedge. Even finish it with a splash of soda water if you’d like.

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Bitters At The Bar!

Earlier this week I wrote about a package of bitters that arrived in the mail.

Well, here’s a shot today of them on the shelf behind the bar:

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Not something the average bar customer sees up close, but I wanted to get a good shot of the bitters… So forgive the fact that you can see “behind the curtain” so to speak.

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Bitters By Mail

Got a special delivery in the mail yesterday!

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Bought ’em through the Buffalo Trace online store!

Probably going to need to order another bottle or two for the bar in a month or so, but I think that next time I’ll go through the Sazerac Company gift shop. Maybe order a t-shirt or something too!

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