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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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Beggar’s Banquet

Another maple syrup cocktail, but this time one with beer! I found the recipe over on Liquor.com and spent most of the weekend serving ’em up to bar patrons.

About This Cocktail
A bourbon and beer drink with maple syrup for sweetener and some citrus for flavor.

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Ingredients
2 ounces bourbon
2 dashes Angostura bitters
.25 oz lemon juice
.75 oz maple syrup
Southern Tier Harvest (Or Phin & Matt’s)

Preparation
Add all of the ingredients, except the beer, to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass (highball, collins) and pack it full with fresh ice. Top with beer and garnish with an orange wedge.

At my bar, we only have Southern Tier on tap. The recipe called for Old Speckled Hen, which is an English ale. The Phin & Matt’s worked alright. It’s an American-style Pale ale. For my money though, the Harvest, which is a bitter, worked really well in this drink.

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