Sensational summertime sipping …
Here’s one I discovered wandering about on the Internet … as one does. I can’t tell you anything about its history, and I doubt it has much of one. I’m assuming it was created relatively recently in a tragically trendy bar somewhere in the United States by someone with lots of tats and a hipster beard.
Forget all that. There are two things I can tell you. One: it tastes nothing whatsoever like a real Old Fashioned. Two: it’s really delicious.
It has more ingredients than I generally prefer – six – but it’s so good, it’s worth the trouble. A little bit sweet, tart, bitter, fizzy, and strong. All at the same time. And totally refreshing. Especially as we drag ourselves through muggy weather season.
So, throw caution to the winds! Go to the liquor store, grab a cart, load up on these ingredients, (the C and B in the name stand for Campari and Benedictine) and mix up a few hundred of these.
Muggy? What muggy??
C & B Old Fashioned
- 1.5 ounces gin
- .75 ounce Lillet Blanc
- .75 ounce Campari
- .25 ounce Benedictine
- .25 ounce Cointreau
- A splash of club soda
Combine the first five ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice until very cold. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Top off with club soda.
For you garnishers out there, an orange peel works nicely. I didn't have any oranges, so I took the photo with a lemon peel. An orange peel would look better.
A word about ingredients: Too many for this post. Call. We'll talk.