The holidays are creeping up quickly and with them comes holiday parties and dinners. We have a weekly series here leading up to the holidays with some tips and tricks to help you host stress free events and make easy delicious cocktails.
This week, we will be hosting an Old Fashioned class and in honor of the iconic cocktail and our fun cocktail class, here are some tips on adding this cocktail to your next event!
Try a build your own Old Fashioned Bar! Put out a Bourbon, a Rye Whiskey, and a Dark Rum along with a jigger in front of each. Add a few bottles of different bitters flavors (we suggest 18.21 Prohibition Aromatic for the traditionalist, 18.21 Barrel Aged Havana & Hide for the adventurous and the Rum lovers, and 18.21 Earl Grey Bitters for those who want to walk on the wild side. If you are feeling really fun and funky, try the 18.21 Grapefruit Lavender Bitters for a Rye Whiskey old fashioned!) Also leave out two syrups (try a plain simple syrup, or our 18.21 Coffee Vanilla Cacao Syrup for a fun twist). Print out instructions on how to make an old fashioned and leave out a bowl of garnishes including lemon rinds and orange rinds along with some Cherries (we love Filthy Cherries!). Add a muddler into the mix and a few cocktail mixing glasses, spoons and strainers, and your guests have a fun and interactive way to make their own cocktails so you can focus on enjoying your own cocktail and your party!
Here is our sample recipe:
BUILD YOUR OWN OLD FASHIONED
Add 2oz Spirit of Choice to Mixing Glass
Add bar spoon of syrup of choice
Add 10 drops bitters of choice
Add ice and stir
Strain into rocks glass over large ice
Garnish with Choice of Garnish
Rye Whiskey, Prohibition Aromatic Bitters, Simple Syrup Garnish with Orange Peel
Rum, Havana & Hide Bitters, Coffee Vanilla Cacao Syrup Garnish with Cherry
Bourbon, Simple Syrup, Earl Grey Bitters Garnish with Lemon Peel
Cheers to the holidays!