|um, yikes! I had no idea there was so much variation in recipes!|
I decided to use Cointreau to take some pressure off the orange peel muddling step, but kept the rest of the ingredients and preparation simple.
1 sugar cube
1/4 oz Cointreau
1/4 oz water
1 orange peel (I used a vegetable peeler and was able to get mine about 1" x 2")
2 oz bourbon
Place the sugar cube in the bottom of a rocks glass. Add two dashes of bitters, Cointreau and water, then muddle to dissolve the sugar. Add the orange peel when the sugar is almost dissolved and muddle it, too.
Add ice (I don't have those fancy big cubes, but one of those would be perfect; I used a small handful of the cubes from my ice maker), then bourbon and stir.
Pairs well with a fire (and some easy knitting 😉).
Now that I'm getting more comfortable with bourbon cocktails, I'm looking forward to the Fairytale of New York (shared in a previous Cheers post). That Winter Warmth syrup is a great mix-in for all sorts of holiday cocktails... and of course a batch mixed up now will take you into the new year!