101 Best New Cocktails: Bristol Old Fashioned N°2 by Maxime Hoerth, Le Bar du Bristol, Paris, France

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, August 24th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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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.Bristol Old Fashioned N°2

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

4 cloves

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!

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