The Christmas season calls for jingle bells and cocktails. We have recreated a merry classic but with a jolly twist.
We started with a large ice cube mold to make our fancy ice cubes.We dropped one cherry and four shakes of bitters.We filled them with water and placed in the freezer until solid. The reason we put flavoring into the cubes is to keep the flavors of the drink even after the ice melts. Plus it looks pretty!We placed a cube into an old-fashioned glass.We then added 1 part simple syrup, 4 parts whiskey and 2-3 shakes of bitters to an ice-filled shaker. We shook and strained into the glass.We then dropped in one cherry.We lit an orange peel and rubbed it around the edge of the glass. We dropped it in the glass, too.And, there you have one old-fashioned with a twist!
Add a cherry and 4 shakes of bitters to each ice cube mold. Fill with water and freeze.
In an old-fashioned glass, add a cube. In a shaker, fill with ice and add 4 parts whiskey, 1 part simple syrup and 2-3 shakes of bitters. Shake and strain over ice cube. Add a cherry.
Light an orange peel and blow it out. Rub immediately around old-fashioned glass and drop in. Serve on a fun cocktail napkin and enjoy!