Robbie loves an Old Fashioned. My goal was to copy the beautiful “Old Fashioned Old Fashioned” they make at Ciro’s Speakeasy in South Tampa. Robbie and Conner were my guinea pigs. They say that my version is nearly identical. Success!
Ingredients (for one Old Fashioned)
simple syrup: 4 oz of water and 3 tbs of Florida Crystals sugar (this is enough for 4-6 drinks)
3 drops of Angostura Bitters
tiny amount of orange extract (less than 1/8 tsp)
1 and 1/2 shots of Darby’s Reserve Rye Whiskey (or the rye whiskey of your choice)
several ice cubes
1. Make the simple syrup by boiling the water and stirring in the sugar until it’s dissolved. You can store any extra syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator. The guideline is 2 parts sugar to 1 part boiling water. I used such a small amount of water that it started boiling away instantly so I didn’t strictly adhere to the 2:1 proportions but the drinks were still delicious.
2. Get your drink glasses out. Into each glass, pour one spoonful of simple syrup, three drops of Angostura Bitters, and a tiny amount of orange extract. Stir.
3. Pour a shot and a half of rye whiskey into each glass. Stir to mix.
4. Add the ice cubes and stir again. I used around six ice cubes per drink. Throw a cherry into each glass.
5. Get classy krunk.