Monday, December 17, 2018

Three Tea Old Fashioned

I'm still having fun with this MurLarkey three tea whiskey; this time it is in an old standard--The Old Fashioned. Three tea whiskey is especially intense. It tastes just like real tea: floral, earthy, and dry. I like to add it to Heritage, the good stuff, to scent this cocktail with the notes of real tea.

One crafty ingredient I made that really accentuates this cocktail is tea bitters. These bitters are easy to make. Simply wash some tea (Earl Grey or floral scented tea recommended) with vodka or neutral spirit so that the scented oils of the teas end up in the liquor. I recommend doing this with a drip pour coffee filter and room temperature spirits. Don't worry about straining out solids if any make it through. They will continue to add to the bitterness and darken the bitters over time.
  • 1 1/2 oz. whiskey of choice (MurLarkey Heritage used)
  • 1/2 oz. MurLarkey three tea whiskey
  • 1 tsp. sugar syrup
  • 1-3 dashes tea bitters or aromatic bitters
  • orange twist
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled Old Fashioned glass with fresh ice and express orange peel over the drink before dropping it in.

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