maandag 24 juli 2023

Tequila Old Fashioned

Happy Tequila Day!!!

Why is it crucial to familiarize yourself with basic cocktail recipes? By doing so, you gain the ability to explore and experiment, allowing for ingredient substitutions that result in diverse and exciting outcomes. Let me give you an example: 

Take the Old Fashioned, which traces its roots back to the original definition of a cocktail: "A mixed drink composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters." Over time, the water component has evolved into the use of ice. A classic Old Fashioned typically consists of whisky or Bourbon, a lump of sugar, and Angostura aromatic bitters. However, each of these ingredients can be easily substituted, opening up a world of possibilities. You have the freedom to select different spirits, alternate sweeteners, and experiment with various types of bitters. In my case, I opted for a complete overhaul, making changes to all three elements.

By understanding the fundamental recipes, you gain confidence in your mixology skills and the creativity to craft unique and personalized cocktails. Embracing this knowledge empowers you to break away from convention, discover new flavours, and truly make the art of cocktail mixing your own. Cheers to the exciting journey of mixology!

Tequila Old Fashioned

60ml Sierra Tequila Reposado
5ml Agave syrup
2 dashes of Angostura Cocoa bitters

To prepare this particular drink to perfection, it requires a careful stirring process, for which small ice cubes are essential. There are two approaches to achieve this:

Option 1:
Add all the ingredients to a tumbler and stir the drink directly in your glass. This method works well with the small ice cubes, ensuring a well-mixed and balanced concoction.

Option 2:
Alternatively, you can opt for a more professional touch by stirring the drink in a separate mixing glass. After achieving the desired blend, strain the mixture into a tumbler. This technique allows you to utilize a large, clear ice block, which not only enhances the presentation but also keeps the drink colder for a longer period.

In both cases, garnish with a dehydrated slice of blood orange. 

Whichever method you choose, the key is to ensure that the drink receives the right stirring treatment, resulting in a delightful and satisfying taste. So, grab your preferred style and indulge in the perfect sip of this exquisite beverage. Cheers!

P.S. Serve with peaches or some toast with rillettes (potted meat).  

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