101 Best New Cocktails: Bristol Old Fashioned N°2 by Maxime Hoerth, Le Bar du Bristol, Paris, France
Bristol Old Fashioned N°2
Adapted from a recipe by Maxime Hoerth, Le Bar du Bristol, Paris, France
“This cocktail reminds me of my childhood. Born in Alsace (north-east of France) I grew up with the X-mas flavours and I wanted to join those flavours to my favorite cocktail that is the old-fashioned (made with rum, gin, cognac, bourbon . . . ). This is how and why that cocktail was created. X-mas flavours in a gentleman cold drink.” Maxime Hoerth.
15 ml (1/2 oz) Hot Wine shrub*
3 dashes Burlesque Bitters
50 ml (1.7 oz) Gosling’s Black Seal rum
1 cinnamon stick, as garnish
1 star anise, as garnish
1 orange twist, as garnish
Pour the shrub and the bitters into a chilled old-fashioned glass. Add half of the rum and a few ice cubes and stir. Add more ice and the second half of the rum. Add the garnishes.
*Hot Wine Shrub
70 ml (2.4 oz) St-Emilion Bordeaux Wine
150 ml (5 oz) Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge
150ml (5 oz) Wild Strawberry Liqueur
3 cinnamon sticks
4 orange slices
3 star anis
Heat all ingredients and let reduce until half of it has evaporated. Filter, add 185 ml (. 8 cup) caster (superfine) sugar, and stir to dissolve. Allow to cool and refrigerate.
gaz sez: Jeez this was a bitch to put together, but it was well worth all the effort. Maxime, who I know from my travels, has, indeed, put Christmas in a glass here, and here’s no need to wait for cold weather to drink it, either.
P.S.: Try the shrub in your coffee of a morning. It’s pretty deeeelish!