Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Old Fashioned Love Story

June 15, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Hey there,

Today's Mixology Monday post was inspired by a romantic movie and is another spin on an Old Fashion. We first made an Old Fashioned in January, and used blood oranges. Typically, an Old Fashioned uses orange and cherry as a garnish only. This version infuses the flavors of the garnish with the alcohol and the alcohol has the essence of the garnish. Similar to the best love stories, where two independent souls become one, in time (thyme). 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!

 

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Here's what you need:

For Garnish
2 Orange Slices
2 Bourbon Cherries
2 Skewers/Cocktail Picks 

 

For Drink
3 oz. Bourbon
1 oz. Cointreau
2 tbsp. Bourbon Cherry Syrup
2-4 tsp. Honey
4-8 Sprigs of Thyme
3 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
Ice
2 Coupe Glasses or Rocks Tumblers

You will also need a shaker cup, muddler, strainer, and air fryer or oven (for garnish)
 

Let's Make the Garnish!

  1. Slice an orange into a few thin slices.
  2. Pop into the air fryer on lowest heat setting for approx 40 min (check periodically)
    • If you do not have an air fryer, you can dry them in the oven on a low setting, it will however take considerably longer.
  3. Skewer one boozy cheery with your cocktail pick. Set aside.

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Let's Make the Drink!

  1. In a shaker cup, add:
    • Thyme
    • Lime Juice
    • Cherry Syrup
  2. Muddle for 20-30 seconds.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to shaker cup:
    • Ice
    • Honey
    • Cointreau
    • Bourbon
  4. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds
  5. Strain evenly between both glasses
  6. Add garnish
  7. Enjoy!

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“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
— Maya Angelou

 


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