101 Best New Cocktails: The New Fashioned Old Fashioned by Jens Kerger, Pinta Cocktailbar, Dresden, Germany

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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The New Fashioned Old Fashioned

Adapted from a recipe by Jens Kerger, Pinta Cocktailbar, Dresden, Germany

“To me, the Four Roses Single Barrel bourbon  is a great choice for something as simple as the Old Fashioned. It carries loads of character, all of which are underlined by this choice of ingredients.  Bitter Orange Marmalade goes well with almost any kind of Bourbon, ripe for experimentation.  Plum Jam also is a great addition to the fruity notes of this whiskey—in that case kick the orange twist and drop in a Cognac soaked plum, if you can find one.  The Cinnamon together with the bitters compliments the fine wooden notes, lending a subtle first impression by flavor, and adding to the already deep complexity.

“There’s also been a twist to the twist already. Natalie (bar owner of Mojo Record Bar, Sydney) omitted the powdered sugar and the Chocolate Bitters and used 10ml Mozart Dry Chocoloate Liqueur.  Also, if you think this drink is still not complex enough and needs an extra kick, drop 5 dried cloves in before shaking,” Jens Kerger

60ml (2 oz) Four Roses Single Barrel BourbonNew Fashioned Old Fashioned

2 teaspoons Olde English Orange Marmalade

1 to 1.5 teaspoons powdered sugar*

1 dash Mozart Dry Chocolate Bitters (or mole bitters)

1 dash Jerry Thomas’ Own Decanter Bitters (or Boker’s or Peychaud’s)

1 stick of cinnamon

Light the cinnamon stick and catch the smoke in a tumbler. In a shaker, add all ingredients except the cinnamon. Add some ice and shake the hell out of it. Double strain over ice ball or large format cube in the pre-cinnamon smoked tumbler. Add the cinnamon stick (burnt side down) and a huge orange zest.

gaz sez:  I used castor sugar (1 teaspoon) rather than powdered sugar, but other than that, even though Jens offered lots of suggestions for variations, I stuck to the original formula.  It was fabulous.  I loves me some orange marmalade, I does. I’ll be serving these to friends tonight!

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