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A side image of a man wearing a black apron stirring a ginger old fashioned on a marble counter next to a bottle of bourbon, bottle of bitters, and green bottle of simple syrup.
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Ginger Old Fashioned

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
If you're a fan of whiskey, you'll definitely want to try this ginger old fashioned! The ginger perfectly compliments the bourbon for a smoky, spicy, and perfectly sweet cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz bourbon whiskey (or rye, if desired)
  • .25 oz simple syrup (or 1 sugar cube*)
  • 2 dashes ginger bitters
  • Orange and/or lemon peel, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Place a large ice cube, or a couple regular ice cubes, in a whiskey glass (or small water glass or Tigger mug).
  • Pour the bourbon over the ice cube. Add the simple syrup and ginger bitters. Stir for 30 seconds, until cold and properly diluted. Note: I add the simple syrup after the bourbon, so the simple syrup doesn't settle at the bottom of the glass.
  • Twist the orange and/or lemon peel over the old fashioned. Tuck it into the side of the ice cube. Enjoy!

Notes

*If you're using sugar cubes: Use the handle of a wooden spoon to muddle the sugar cube with the ginger bitters. Add the ice and bourbon. Stir until cold and properly diluted, about 30 seconds. Finish with a twist. Enjoy!
Cuisine: American
Course: Drinks
Serving: 1cocktail, Sodium: 54mg, Calcium: 2mg, Sugar: 1.5g, Potassium: 6mg, Calories: 160kcal, Carbohydrates: 7.7g
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