Such a fitting cocktail for a dark and freezing evening and for winding down another crazy year! A twist on an Old-Fashioned, this variation is borrowed from the, ‘Cocktail Codex’, by Alex Day, Nick Fauchald and David Kaplan. Brock switched things up a titch (what’s listed below) to make it work with the ingredients we had on hand – it’s the grapefruit that keeps me coming back – enjoy!
1 1/2 oz. rye – we love Alberta Premium
1/2 oz. apple brandy – we used Barking Irons Applejack
1/2 oz. St. Germain (the original call for cardamom-infused)
4 drops Bitter Truth Celery bitters
3 drops Scrappy’s Cardamom bitters
1/2 t. simple syrup (made with dark brown sugar)
1 grapefruit twist to express over the glass and then to add for garnish
Stir all ingredients over ice and then strain into an Old-Fashioned glass over (ideally) one large ice cube. Twist the grapefruit peel over the drink and then drop it in for extra zip and garnish. Super fantastic!