Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Bloody Good Old Fashioned

January 06, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Call us old-fashioned (pun intended) but after celebrating the new year we like to reflect about simpler times. That nostalgia inspired this weeks mixed drink choice. The Old Fashioned is one of the first cocktails first created in the late 1800s. A combination of spirits, bitters, sugar, and water this drink is not for the timid and is best enjoyed reminiscing with old friends or making memories with new ones.

We hope you enjoy! As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages 
This recipe makes 2 drinks!  Let's get started!



Here's what you need:

For Garnish
2 Bourbon Cherries
2 Blood Orange 2 inch x 1 inch skin shavings
2 Large Ice Cubes (or Spheres)
2 toothpicks
2 Rocks tumbler glasses

For Drink
4oz. Rye Whiskey
2oz. Vanilla Flavored Simple Syrup (to make your own, [10-12 minute process] see our previous post: click here)
2 Blood Orange half slices
2 Bourbon Cherries
2-4 Drops of Bitters


Let's Start the Garnish:

  1. Peel 2 strips of blood orange skin, 2 inch x 1 inch. Also cut 2 slices of blood orange and set aside for later.
  2. Wrap each cherry with the blood orange skin. 
  3. Skewer wrapped cherry with toothpick and set aside.

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Let's Make the Drink:

  1. Place ice in each rocks tumbler glass.
  2. Add one cherry.
  3. Add one half slice of blood orange.
  4. Pour in 2 ounces of rye whiskey.
  5. Pour in 1 ounce vanilla simple syrup. 
  6. Add 2 (or so) drops of bitters.
  7. Stir lightly with stirring spoon.
  8. Add garnish from earlier, and enjoy!

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