Our Distiller’s Workshop Brandy and easy-to-make strawberry syrup come together for a delicious old fashioned. Apple Brandy, Bourbon, or Rye would also be delicious.
- 2 oz Distiller’s Workshop Brandy, Apple Brandy, Bourbon, or Rye
- ¼ oz strawberry syrup (recipe below)
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- 1 orange peel and strawberry for garnish
Stir all ingredients with ice. Pour over a large cube and express the oils of an orange peel over the top of the drink. Drop into the drink or discard. Garnish with a strawberry.
- 1 pound strawberries
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
Rinse strawberries, cut off the tops, and cut into quarters. In a medium saucepan, bring strawberries and water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Skim off any foam that forms. Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Though tempting, do not press on the strawberries as this will result in a cloudy syrup. In a clean pot on low heat, add sugar to the strawberry liquid and stir until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool. Pour into an airtight container, straining a second time if necessary. Label and date your syrup— it will keep in the refrigerator for three weeks.