Sunday, February 5, 2012

Old Fashion Old Fashions

In case you needed reminding... Last year at this time the Green Bay Packers were World Champions!!!Here in WI, we are known for our Old Fashions. I've travelled to other states and nobody does as good as we do. However, to change things up a little for guests, I found this recipe in the new Southern Living cookbook and just had to give it a try. The one thing I love about a great Old Fashion is the frothy mixture of the bitters and a little sour. This recipe does not have that, but the Sweet Citrus Syrup is a great replacement...


Old Fashioned Old Fashions


INGREDIENTS:


6 cups lemon-lime carbonated beverage
3 cups whiskey
Sweet Citrus Syrup*
1/2 teaspoon aromatic bitters
Crushed ice
Garnishes: orange, lemon and lime slices, maraschino cherries, orange rind


DIRECTIONS:


Combine the first 4 ingredients. Fill an old-fashioned glass with crushed ice, pour the mix over the ice and garnish.


*Sweet Citrus Syrup:
1 (12 ounce) can frozen five-fruit citrus beverage concentrate-thawed
1/2 cup grenadine syrup or maraschino cherry juice
1 tablespoon sugar


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring often. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour into a container; cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.


**Recipe from Southern Living, 2011

2 comments:

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Yum!

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