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rye, holiday spiced syrup, and fresh citrus make this bright, spicy, delicious holiday old fashioned! holiday old fashioned | a flavor journal food blog

holiday old fashioneds

sara a.
rye, holiday spiced syrup, and fresh citrus make this bright, spicy, delicious holiday old fashioned! holiday old fashioned | a flavor journal food blog
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 192 kcal

Ingredients
  

holiday old fashioneds

  • 2.5 ounces rye
  • 3/4 ounce spiced simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 2 dashes cherry bitters
  • 1 dash original bitters
  • fresh rosemary for garnish
  • "dirty" cherries for garnish

holiday spiced simple syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp. whole cloves
  • 2 whole nutmeg seeds
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

Instructions
 

for holiday spiced simple syrup

  • Heat water in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add sugar, and stir until just combined.  Remove from heat, add all whole spices and rosemary sprigs, then allow to steep for 30 minutes.  Strain syrup and store in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.

for holiday old fashioneds

  • Combine bitters, rye, holiday spiced simple syrup, fresh orange juice, and a handful of ice in a rocks glass.  Use OXO bar spoon to stir until glass is chilled, about thirty seconds. 
  • Garnish with skewered dirty cherries and fresh rosemary for aromatics and color pop.  (If a bit of the cherry juice drips into the cocktail, this is completely fine.)  Cheers!

Notes

Do NOT use Maraschino cherries for garnish.  Rather, look for "dirty" cherries , such as Amarena cherries (dark Italian cherries).
If you prefer a stronger cocktail, decrease the simple syrup by another 1/4 ounce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktailCalories: 192kcal
Keyword holiday old fashioned, old fashioned cocktail
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