We are grateful to Steven Gellett of The Orange Tree, a pub and hotel in Richmond, England, a community to the west of London. He also shared his recipe for the Orange Ginger Shrub used in the drink. A bourbon aficionado, Gellett favors Maker’s Mark for this recipe. Maker’s uses water from its own “Bourbon Lake,” adding a rich calcium tone to finished sour mash spirit.
Orange Tree Old Fashioned
2 maraschino cherries
1 1/2 ounces Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1/2 ounce Orange-Ginger Shrub
Muddle 2 maraschino cherries in an Old-Fashioned glass. Pour in the orange shrub and Angostura bitters. Add ice and stir. Pour in the bourbon. Stir again. Garnish with an orange peel and one stemmed maraschino cherry.
Tasting notes: The shrub adds fruit and spice to this lively take on an Old Fashioned.
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