The Old-Fashioned makes a great wintertime drink. Richly flavorful, but not overly strong, it works equally well during cocktail hour or as an after-dinner sipper. Like Martinis, Old-Fashioneds are one of those drinks that’ve been around long enough to have developed more than a few variations. I want to share with you my version of this fantastic cocktail. Enjoy!- - - - -
Blood Orange Old-Fashioned
16 to 24 brown sugar cubes (such as Sugar in the Raw)
Fee Brothers Blood Orange Bitters 16 ounces Bulleit Bourbon or other good-quality, artisanal bourbon32 ounces freshly squeezed blood orange juice (available seasonally, or substitute orange juice)Thinly sliced blood orange wheels and/or thickly sliced zest of blood orange, for garnishLime-flavored sparkling water8 double old-fashioned glasses and ice cubes
2. Fill a large pitcher with Bourbon and blood orange juice. Stir to combine.
3. To serve individual drinks, fill a glass with ice. Pour blood orange–Bourbon mixture over the ice and top with a splash of sparkling water. Garnish with a blood orange wheel and/or blood orange zest.