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    I came home today with a thirst for an old fashioned but was COMPLETELY out of oranges….  OH NO!!

    All was not lost, I decided to put a twist on my favorite cocktail.  To the cabinet for the Maker’s Mark, a couple mint leaves from the deck and a lone apple from the fridge.  The rest is history.

    It’s just as refreshing as a crisp apple and cools to the core on a hot summer evening….


    • 2 slices of fresh apple (pick your poison…I went with a fuji)
    • 2 apple mint leaves (one goes in the drink and one for garnish)
    • 1 tbsp demerara syrup
    • 2oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon (hey….this 1.75 isn’t going to drink itself!)
    • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters


    How I did it:

    1. Add apple slices to sturdy mixing glass, muddle until sufficiently juiced
    2. Add one mint leaf and muddle gently (you don’t want the mint to overpower this drink…just accentuate the apple)
    3. Add in the demerara syrup, bourgon and bitters
    4. Add ice cubes and stir until sufficiently cold
    5. Strain into appropriate glass over an ice sphere (important…that apple and mint won’t look pretty mingling in your drink)
    6. Garnish with apple wheel and mint leaf
    7. DRINK/enjoy!


4 Responses to Apple Mint Old Fashioned

  • Mike Modrcin wrote on June 21, 2012 at 3:28 // Reply

    Impressive work!

  • Erik wrote on June 21, 2012 at 3:31 // Reply

    Thanks buddy! I’ll just keep mixing what I have until I find something I don’t like :-)

  • Amy wrote on June 21, 2012 at 4:35 // Reply

    Can’t wait to try it.


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