Honey Old Fashioned
Mad Men is finally back on TV, and there’s nothing like tuning in with an Old Fashioned (or even a brandy old fashioned) in your hand.
While this cocktail is traditionally made with a sugar cube, I’ve been known to substitute everything from honey to agave nectar to maple syrup.
Don Draper might not approve, but um, he’s not really the best person, so I don’t care if he approves! He probably also wouldn’t approve of my apple cider mules, but I also don’t approve of a lot of stuff he’s done!
The March edition of Mitten Crate included a variety of interesting Michigan-made products:
- JJ Lomonaco Sicilian Cookies
- Herkner’s Original Fruit Toppings Cherry Topping
- Feel Natural Energy Raspberry Lemonade
- Erg! Energy Lemon Blueberry Fruit & Nut Bar
- Eli Tea Green Green Ginger Tea
- Michigan’s Finest Honey Honey Straws
The honey straws will be working themselves into my cocktails (and Greek yogurt) for the near future! Zou bisou bisou 😉
Honey Old Fashioned
- 1 strip (about 1 inch wide) orange peel
- 1-1/2 ounces bourbon
- 1 teaspoon honey (1 honey straw)
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- Place orange peel in small glass and use muddler to gently release its oils. Add bourbon, honey, and bitters; stir until honey is dissolved. Top glass with ice and serve immediately.
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If I could have one right now, that would be GREAT! LOL!
I wish I could teleport you one!
Well, you know how much I love cocktails. I love the addition of honey. Pinned.
Thanks Jennie! We were on the same wavelength this month – I think you posted that Apple Jack cocktail the day before I was set to photograph this! haha.
I feel so behind. I’ve never watched Mad Med and I had not heard of Mitten Crate…or if I did I forgot!! Love this!
Thanks for stopping by, Sheila. Mitten Crate is definitely a lot of fun!
I love Mad Men and well you know I love a good old fashioned! Using honey sounds really interesting, looks like I better bust out the Bulleit and give this a go!
I mean, any excuse to bust out the Bulleit is good for me 🙂
Did you make your own orange bitters? My husband and his buddy are getting their master’s degrees in may, so we are having a party, and we want to pretend to be fancy people who drink fancy drinks like this amazing one.
Hi Hannah! I do NOT make my own bitters. Sounds like it could be a fun project, but this bottle of Angostura orange bitters will probably last me the rest of my life. Congrats to your husband and his friend! A Master’s degree is a huge accomplishment, definitely deserving of a party with fancy drinks 🙂
Gosh…I am so behind on Mad Men! I’m looking forward to the summer, so that I can rewatch the entire series. I don’t have the time right now. I love the idea of a honey old fashioned. Need this in my life.
I re-watched the whole series over Christmas break, and loved every minute of it. There’s so much that happened that I had kind of forgotten about. It’s such a complicated, wonderful show!