Cocktail Couture: Summer Citrus Old Fashioned
July 24, 2018 / Stephanie Miskew / 9 Comments
I recently featured this cocktail as part of my WPTV Father’s Day segment but we’ve been enjoying it so much I felt I needed to give the Summer Citrus Old Fashioned more love in the form of its very own blog post. This recipe is a delightful Summertime spin on a revered classic cocktail and if you love Bourbon, or even if you THINK you don’t, I think you’ll be pleased with the results.
Oodles of delightful, fresh citrus and flavor-infused lemon thyme simple syrup (which is super easy to make!) take the edge off the Bourbon while also beautifully enhancing its flavor. The addition of sparkling water also diffuses its potency slightly, making it more appropriate for Summer sipping. You don’t want to miss all the fun at your Summer soirée now, do you? I also love serving it is a fashionable Mason jar so you can also enjoy the beautiful Summer colors of the citrus, thyme and cherries.
I hope you enjoy the delicious Summer Citrus Old Fashioned as much as we do! To see other installments of Cocktail Couture, please click here. What are YOUR favorite Summer-inspired cocktails? Do tell in the Comment section below!
5.0 from 5 reviewsCOCKTAIL COUTURE: SUMMER CITRUS OLD FASHIONEDAuthor: Stephanie Miskew | The Glamorous GourmetRecipe type: CocktailServes: 3-4 cocktailsThe perfect Summer spin on a class cocktail!Ingredients
- For Lemon Thyme Simple Syrup:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup still water
- 6-7 sprigs of fresh lemon thyme (if you can't find lemon thyme regular thyme is fine!)
- For Cocktail:
- 1 cup Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon
- 2 cups sparkling water
- ¼ cup (or to taste) Lemon Thyme Simple Syrup
- 6-7 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 orange, zested into 1" wide x 2-3" long strips for garnish, and then sectioned
- 1 grapefruit, sectioned
- Thyme sprigs for garnish
- Cocktail cherries for garnish (optional)
- To make the lemon thyme simple syrup, add the still water and sugar to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar.
- Once sugar is dissolved, remove pan from heat and add the thyme springs. Let steep for about 1 hour. Remove thyme sprigs from the cooled syrup and discard them. Strain the mixture into an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.
- To make the cocktail, cut orange and grapefruit sections into bite-sized chunks.
- Combine the bourbon, bitters, and lemon thyme simple syrup (to taste) in a pitcher. Adjust flavors to taste and then top with sparkling water just before serving.
- Add ice cubes to serving glasses and divide chopped citrus among them. Add an orange twist and a few thyme sprigs to each glass and then pour prepared cocktail over ice and serve immediately!
July 24, 2018 / Stephanie Miskew / 9 Comments
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