It’s time to get creative and let your hair down with this perfectly-crafted cocktail! I have put my own seasonal twist on the traditional recipe for an old-fashioned. This will pair well with any dinner party, celebration, or after a long day in the office.
- 3 ounces bourbon
- 1 ounce spiced-cranberry simple syrup
- 3 shakes Angostura bitters
- Zest from 1 side of an orange
- Splash of club soda
- 1 large ice cube ( see purchasing option below!)
- Garnish with an orange peel and cranberries
spiced – cranberry simple syrup: in a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar (or 2/3 cup of honey), 2 cups of cranberries, 2 cinnamon sticks and 1 teaspoon allspice to boil for 4-5 minutes, or until cranberries start to burst. Set aside to cool. Once cooled, pour syrup through a fine mesh strainer. *syrup can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two weeks.*
TO MAKE: Add the simple syrup, bitters & club soda into a rocks glass, and stir. Fill the glass with a large ice cube, add the bourbon, and gently twirl your cocktail spoon to combine the flavors. Add a bit of orange zest over the top, then rub the oil of the orange peel over the rim of glass. Garnish with the orange peel and cranberries.