101 Best New Cocktails: French Old-Fashioned by Pete Volkmar, Gourmet Galley Catering, CT, USA

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, June 28th, 2015 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2015

The French Old-Fashioned

Pete Volkmar, Gourmet Galley Catering, North Stonington, CT, USA

Josh and Pete

Pete is pictured here behind the bar at Painter’s, Cornwall-on-Hudson, with Joshua Levie from The Richardson, Brooklyn, wearing the baseball cap

60 ml (2 oz) Michter’s US1 Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Green Chartreuse

2 dashes Dale DeGroff’s Aromatic Bitters

2 dashes Regans’ Orange Bitters No.6

1 large orange twist for oil and garnish

Stir all ingredients well over ice and strain into a chilled rocks glass. Optionally, the drink may be mixed and stirred in the glass it will be served in. Bend and squeeze the orange twist, shiny side toward the mixed drink, to release the oil onto the drink’s surface. Rub the rim of the glass with the bent orange twist and drop it into the drink. Serve on a cocktail napkin.

gaz sez: There’s something about an Old-Fashioned; a Wicked, Whiskey Old-Fashioned . . .  And this one takes the cake as Kentucky meets France in complete harmony, and Dale’s bitters and my bitters jump into the fray, too.  Nice one, Pete!

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