Last Drinks: The Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned

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As the mercury drops and we embrace our winter woolies, there’s nothing more satisfying than ending the night on your favourite dram. So put up your feet, relax, and enjoy the Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned, a classic American cocktail, steeped in history and big on taste.

Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned

GLASS: Old Fashioned glass
INGREDIENTS:
45ml Woodford Reserve Straight
Bourbon Whiskey
10ml Sugar syrup
3 x Dashes of bitters
METHOD:
Add ingredients to a mixing glass. Stir ingredients for 30-40 seconds. Strain over ice into an Old Fashioned glass. Twist orange peel over drink to release the oils
GARNISH: Orange peel and skewered maraschino cherries (optional)

The Old Fashioned Cocktail

The origins of the Old Fashioned cocktail are a little hazy, but there is one city where this concoction is rooted in its history. Louisville, Kentucky has named the Old Fashioned as its official cocktail and each year, during the first two weeks of June, the city celebrates everything whiskey bourbon, from hosting events to cocktail specials. Also, mark your calendar for the 14th of June as this is National Bourbon Day and it would only be fitting to celebrate with a Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned cocktail. Cheers!

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