Recipe: Brown Butter Old Fashioned

Recipe: Brown Butter Old Fashioned

Want to experience one of the best Old Fashioneds you’ve ever had? Check out this recipe from DTB (Down the Bayou) in New Orleans.

Brown Butter Old Fashioned
courtesy DTB cocktail director Lu Brow
2 oz brown butter washed bourbon (see below)
¼ oz brown sugar syrup
4 drops Angostura Bitters
Luxardo cherry
swath of orange peel
Garnish: Roll a second Luxardo cherry inside a second orange peel swath like a rose

In a rocks glass muddle orange peel, Luxardo cherry, Angostura bitters, and brown sugar syrup. Add bourbon and place large ice cube in glass. Garnish with orange peel & cherry rose.

To make brown butter washed bourbon:
1 bottle Benchmark Bourbon
½ cup brown butter

Slowly brown unsalted butter in a sauce pan until well toasted. Aroma should be nutty. Allow brown butter to cool before using. Pour bottle of Benchmark bourbon into plastic container. Gently stir in one half cup of brown butter into bourbon; stir well. Leave uncovered until mixture is completely cool and butter has become firm and risen to the top of the container. Cover with lid, label and date.

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