I know it is not technically happy hour or Friday yet, but I feel like the internet really needs this right now. Drinks guys, drinks. Last week, teachers Jill and Genevieve were kind enough to share a recipe for their favorite classic cocktail. The workshop covered a bit of cocktail history, and the following recipes are for truly classic Old Fashioneds and Sazerac cocktails. Enjoy!
G’s Old Fashioned
1 ½ oz bourbon
1 tsp Bitter Housewife Bitters (or 2-3 generous dashes of Angostura)
1 tsp rich syrup*
Generous splash of soda water
*2 parts demerara or turbinado sugar, 1 part water
Muddle orange, cherry, bitters and rich syrup in an old fashioned glass. Pour in bourbon and soda. Add ice, stir and enjoy!
Jill’s Classic Sazerac
2 Oz Rye Whiskey
Rinse of Herb Sainte / Absinthe
Fill a tumbler with ice to cool glass. In a mixing glass add one sugar cube and douse with bitters, about three decent dashes should suffice. Muddle until a paste forms, then add your whiskey and dry stir with a bar spoon. Add ice and stir until ice has diluted the mixture slightly. Dump the ice in your tumbler and coat with an Absinthe / Herb Sainte rinse. Strain the Rye and bitters into the tumbler and garnish with an orange peel.