When it comes to looking up recipes online one thing that always annoys me to no end is the 10-page life story that you have to scroll through to find the actual recipe. Nobody reads those, I don’t read those, and I’ve got a feeling you rarely read those either. I’d be much happier with some helpful and pertinent information that relates to whatever the recipe in question is like this Not Your Father’s Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe.
If my life story, in regards to this drink, is really that important to you here it is – I love root beer, always have, always will, and through my legal drinking experiences, I’ve grown quite fond of bourbon and whiskey.
So when I found out that the company behind Not Your Father’s Root Beer was dabbling in the whiskey game I knew I had to give it a shot. Good? Good. Now onto the good stuff.
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Not Your Father’s Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe Ingredients
1.5 oz Not Your Father’s Bourbon
.5 oz Art In The Age – ROOT*
1 oz Root Beer Syrup (recipe below)
Couple healthy shakes of Orange Bitters
Root Beer Syrup Ingredients
1 cup Demerara Sugar
½ cup water
1 tsp Root Beer Concentrate
Root Beer Syrup Directions
Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small pot. Let all the sugar dissolve, turn off the heat and allow to cool completely.
Not Your Father’s Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe Directions
Combine all of your ingredients in a shaker or mixing glass and stir with ice for a good 10-15 seconds. Strain into your favorite rocks glass over a large ice cube.
*Notes About Not Your Father’s Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe
- Art In The Age – ROOT is quite expensive and a challenge to find to say the least. However, it is a liquor that is made with the intention of mimicking the original root beer flavor with natural ingredients and fun to play around with. That said it is not a requirement for this recipe. If you don’t want to use it simply use 2 oz of the whiskey instead and it will still taste fantastic.
- If you can not find root beer concentrate you can achieve a similar result by simply simmering your favorite root beer until it reduces to a syrup-like consistency.
- A secret that is well known to bartenders but may not be as well know to others is that a little bit of water greatly enhances the flavor of bourbon/whiskey. This is the purpose of stirring with standard ice cubes and then serving over one large ice cube. The small cubes will melt a little while you are stirring to introduce just the right amount of water while the large cube will melt much slower keeping your drink cold without diluting it too quickly.
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