The ingredients are simple. My husband got this yummy bourbon for his birthday and I grabbed my favorite spiced bitters. I'm sure you can make your own pine syrup with needles from your tree but who knows what kinds of chemicals they put on those. I found this syrup at a local cocktail shop called, The Mixing Glass. If you are in or near Orange County, you have to check them out! In fact, I got that rad crystal mixing glass and gold bar spoon there too. Add your bourbon, add your pine syrup. Drop in your bitters. Stir it up, little darling.Strain in to a short glass, (low ball? no one said I was an expert…) with new ice. Twist a peel of orange over the glass and drop her in. And then drink up. The pine syrup is much more subtle than I thought it would be. It's a simple syrup so it sweetens up the drink while imparting a hint of herbaceous flavor. It's perfect for a winter's evening by the hearth. And by that I mean wrapped up in a blanket on the couch watching a holiday movie. Here's another delish sounding cocktail using pine syrup. I'm going to try that one next. But this is an Old Fashioned Recipe you're going to want to make every year!
All images by Dez and Tam Photography
Recipe by Dram Apothecary
- 1 1/2 oz of good bourbon
- 1 oz. DRAM Pine Syrup
- 5 shakes DRAM Black Bitters, or another bitters you always have on hand
- Brandied cherry garnish or an orange twist
- Add bourbon, pine syrup and bitters to a mixing glass over ice.
- Strain the mixture into a chilled low ball or other short cocktail glass.
- Garnish with orange peel or brandied cherries.