My first cocktail post!
Truth be told, I'm not much of a cocktail drinker, I much prefer wine. But I've been making Old Fashioneds for years, so don't doubt me!
When I met my husband he really didn't drink. I think he ordered a Gin & Tonic on our second date even though he never drinks gin. He was just the kind of guy who didn't have "a drink." Fast forward a couple of months to when he met my father, an avid drinker, who turned him on to scotch. And while he usually drinks his scotch neat, every so often he mixes it up (pun intended) with an Old Fashioned.
The recipe is usually pretty easy: some sugar, some bitters, scotch, a little water and an orange peel. But in honor of Rosh Hashana I decided to have a little fun with this Apples & Honey Old Fashioned.
If you find it a little sweet, just adjust for less honey or more scotch. Too whiskey forward for you? Add more apple juice or more honey. I think this is a great starting point - not too sweet and not too strong - but feel free to adjust to your liking!
1 tablespoon apple juice (fresh is ideal, but store bought works as well. If using store bought use the light kind)
1 tablespoon good quality honey
1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon
4 dashes Angostura bitters
4 tablespoons whiskey
3 tablespoons cold water
1. In a martini shaker or in a container with a lid combine all the ingredients besides the ice and lemon peel. Stir well. Pour over ice and garnish with a lemon peel.