The Zap It To Me Old Fashioned

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The Zap It To Me Old Fashioned is my take on the Zapatero Old Fashioned cocktail. My version substitutes scotch for the mezcal, but keeps the creamy orgeat syrup and cranberry/orange garnish.

I don’t have any mezcal (honestly have never tried any) so I read up on the flavor profile, and got things like, “smoky,” “earthy,” “fruity/floral.” Noting that I had a bottle of Monkey Shoulder scotch in the cabinet, which has a little bit of all of that, I substituted the mezcal with the scotch. I also went for a 1:1 ratio of scotch and bourbon. We just happened to have homemade cranberry sauce left over from Christmas that my wife makes with whole cranberries, orange juice, orange peels, and sugar, so I used some of that instead of a standard garnish. Turned out pretty well, I think.

The Zap It To Me Old Fashioned

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Course: Bourbon, Recipe, Scotch, Whiskey
Servings

1

servings
Total time

5

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ounces Monkey Shoulder Scotch

  • 1 ounce Bulleit Bourbon

  • 2 teaspoons orgeat

  • 1 dash Angostura bitters

  • 1 dash Fee Brothers Aztec chocolate bitters

  • Garnish: cranberry/orange

Directions

  • Add the scotch, bourbon, orgeat, Angostura bitters and Aztec chocolate bitters into a mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
  • Strain into an Old Fashioned glass over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with cinnamon, cranberry and an orange twist.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • You’ll probably want to garnish this the old fashioned (ha!) way, with an orange peel and a whole cranberry. We just happened to have homemade cranberry sauce left over from Christmas that I used for this. My wife makes it with whole cranberries, orange peel, orange juice, and a ton of sugar. I stirred a barspoon of that into the mix and dusted with cinnamon.

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