Old Fashioned have been a staple mixed drink since the mid 1800s. Most accredit Mr. Pepper from Louisville, KY as to have invented the drink shortly before his departure to another bar in New York City. The funny thing is the drink derives its’ name from the old fashioned style glass it is served in; a short, round tumbler style glass.
How to Make an Old Fashioned
Traditional old fashioned cocktail recipes start with a great bourbon or rye whiskey. It’s combined with bitters and simple syrup before being strained into a glass with ice. [most love a single, large cube of ice] An orange peel will be added for garnish and oils. A cocktail cherry might accompany the drink as well.
Root Beer Old Fashioned Cocktail
Root beer inspired old fashioned using Raymond Fairchild’s flavored White Lighting moonshine.
- 2 oz Raymond Fairchild Root Beer Moonshine
- 1/2 oz Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup
- 1 dash Bitters
- 1/2 Orange
- 2 Maraschino Cherries
- Drinking Water
- Muddle orange and cherries.
- Add bourbon maple, bitters, and moonshine.
- Add ice and top with water.
About Root Beer Moonshine
Raymond Fairchild’s Root Beer White Lighting is a moonshine produced in small batched by Elevated Mountain Distilling Co. Their distilling operations take place in the beautifully serene location of Maggie Valley, North Carolina.
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