Like an old fashioned, but a little less sweet and a little more stubborn.
- 1/2 ounce Vermont simple syrup*
- 2 parts Coppers Barrel Gin
- 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
- 4 Small Or 1 Large Ice Cube
- 1 Orange twist
* Vermont Simple Syrup – Equal parts water and pure Grade A Vermont maple syrup. Heat to a simmer until well blended.
How to make it:
Pour Vermont simple syrup over a large ice cube or four small cubes in a chilled rocks glass. Add Coppers Barrel Gin. Stir gently until chilled and properly diluted, about 30 seconds. Garnish with an orange peel twist.
**Also try this with No 14 Bourbon!
Why it works:
Some of us love the sugar cube crystals that stick to the bottom of the glass at the end of a good Old Fashioned. Others would prefer a more consistent sweetness throughout the sipping experience. If you fall into the latter category, you’ll enjoy this Old Fashioned made with simple syrup.
Don’t be fooled into thinking the maple syrup is simply a gimmick. Our resident mixologist and culinary expert explains: Maple deepens the flavors of the spirit (in this case, our Coppers Barrel Aged Gin). The sweetness provided by maple is more gentle than sugar, which is great for those who don’t prefer an overly sweet cocktail.
Using a Grade A maple syrup will surprise you with notes of vanilla, a slight woody note to amplify the juniper and other botanicals and a note of dark caramel to compliment your bitters. Enjoy and – please, share some with Grandma.