vrijdag 8 juli 2022

Honey Old Fashioned

My first blogpost without a picture??? Just visit the Facebook or Instagram page and you’ll find a reel/video of me mixing this delicious drink.

The best recipe to use when testing a spirit is the Old Fashioned. This recipe puts the spirit in the spotlight, mildly softened with a bit of bitters and sugar. I often swap the cane sugar(syrup) for honey(syrup). I love the touch of honey that appears in the tail of your degustation. 

The hardest part is getting decent honey. In supermarkets, all of the available honeys are mixes of local and foreign honeys, discarding all the goodness that you really want. Best option is to find local beekeepers and buying honey directly from them. Second best option is buying from a local cooperation. 

For my aperitif today, I picked a bottle of Glencadam American Oak Reserve, matured in Ex-Bourbon barrels. Handpicked and blended by Glencadam’s Master Distiller. The sweet vanilla in the nose matches perfectly with the fresh organic honey of Byeboere Maastricht. Together with a fruity palate of apple and pear and a finish of red fruit, this is a perfect match. 

Honey Old Fashioned

60 ml Glencadam American Oak Reserve
1 barspoon of fresh organic honey
1 dash of Angostura Aromatical bitters
1 dash of Angostura Orange bitters

Add all ingredients directly to a tumbler with ice. Stir for 15 seconds. Garnish with orange. Drinks don’t have to be complicated. Just enjoy. 

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