The Fireside Sipper you Need to Make Tonight: the Simple Goodness Sisters Old Fashioned
October 15, 2018
Need the perfect Fall drink for comfy chair snuggling, cozy sweater wearing, great book reading, nights by the fire?
Of course you do. We all do. That's what Fall is all about, Charlie Brown. And I've got the recipe - and the simple syrup!- for you!You'll need Huckleberry Spruce Tip syrup, so to make that happen!
Old Fashioned are like a warm hug, and Simple Goodness Old Fashioneds extra good.
In my recipe, the Simple Goodness Sisters simple syrup () takes the place of the classic sugar cube to add sweetness and mellow out the whiskey. Try the recipe with Rhubarb Vanilla Bean, for a tart-sweet punch, where the vanilla complements the caramelly toast flavors of bourbon aged in oak barrels. We also love it with the Lemon Herb paired with a sharp, bright 100% rye whiskey- super unique with the herbal back notes! The only recipe we haven't tried with it is the Marionberry Mint, since the mint would overwhelm the bitters and orange twist and turn it into more of a Julep variation (a bourbon, fresh mint, and sugar cube cocktail enjoyed at the Kentucky Derby.)Make an Old Fashioned today using your , take a photo, then tag us on social media so we can see your syrup + spirit combo! Now with that out of the way, now lift your glass, and cheers to slower times and slower sipping!
WHY IT’S GREAT: A COZY AND SLOW SIPPING ODE TO SUMMER'S END
1 barspoon Rhubarb Vanilla Bean, Huckleberry Spruce Tip, Lemon Herb, or other Simple Goodness Sisters syrup
1 dash aromatic bitters
1 dash citrus bitters (we make ours, but bitterhousewife has a good one too)
light splash of club soda optional
ice (use a large square cube mold or just a single cube of ice)
optional garnishes-edible flowers, cinnamon stick
How to make it: In a heavy bottom rocks glass, dash the bitters to the bottom of the glass. Add a barspoon of simple syrup and stir. Add your ice cube and pour the 2 ounces of whiskey over the top of the cube. Give one gentle swirl to the drink. Add a splash of club soda, if desired, and the take your citrus twist (a skinny section of citrus peel that has been carefully shaved off the fruit without removing the white part or "pith", as this part brings bitterness to the drink.) Rub the twist along the inside of the glass rim, and then hold both ends in your fingers and give it one counter clockwise turn over the top of the glass. Curl the ends to a spiral and drop it in the glass. Happy drinking, friends! Please continue to tag and when you use your Simple Goodness Syrups! #happierhour And if you are a blogger and want to collaborate, please let us know. We can’t wait to see what delicious-ness you’re mixing up with SGS syrups! Haven’t bought yours yet? Follow this link to ! Remember, these make awesome, stress-free but thoughtful gifts for teachers, neighbors, employees, holiday hosts, friends, and family! And, ahem....your own stocking!
Our simple syrups are concentrated, flavorful snapshots of a season made with whole fruits, herbs, spices and vegetables so they're a great way to bring flavor into dishes. THE POSSIBILITIES TO MAKE A BASIC RECIPE GOURMET AND SEASONALLY INFLUENCED IS ENDLESS WITH SYRUPS, THAT'S WHY THEY HAVE BEEN MADE AS PRESERVES IN THE HOMESTEAD FOR AGES
The recipe is a little bit Ritz Carlton, a little bit Simple Goodness Farm, or put another way, it's a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. The Old Fashioned cocktail was invented in 1880 either by James E Pepper in Louisville, KY or at the Waldorf Astoria Bar, NYC- the debate rages on. This blog is not about the history, though there are several booze historians out there that dig into that, this post is about the tried and true Old Fashioned cocktail recipe we serve at our Soda Shop to wide acclaim.