Old Fashioned Friday. That should be a thing. As of late I have developed a bit of an obsession with bourbon. It’s my preferred libation. The Old Fashioned is my favorite way to enjoy this spirit so naturally I have been experimenting with the ingredients while still trying to keep it relatively simple. While its classic form is perfectly satisfactory, it is a fun drink to experiment with. My first drink in my new apartment was in fact a tangerine honey variation and today—to celebrate one month in The Valley—I decided to make another.
This time I used Heritage Distilling’s Brown Sugar Bourbon. It has a hint of cinnamon, is as dangerously delicious as it sounds, and plenty fun to sip solo.
This also seemed like a good opportunity to try out my Bobos Mountain Sugar maple syrup in a drink. I finished it off with some lemon juice and a sprig of thyme! This subtly sweet version finishes with a hint of citrus and is perfect for sipping on warm spring afternoons.
- 2 oz. Heritage Brown Sugar Bourbon
- 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 1 Tbsp. Bobo’s Mountain Sugar
- 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
- 1 sprig thyme
- Lemon rind or slice for garnish
- Combine, bourbon, bitters, syrup, and lemon juice in a tumbler or other glass.
- Stir until maple syrup is dissolved.
- Spank thyme to release oils and add to the glass along with ice and lemon garnish.