Winterize Your Whiskey Cocktail: Make a Chai Honey Old Fashioned
ManMade team member Gabriel has been experimenting with some serious cocktail mixing, and sought out to give that non-season-specific classic, the Old Fashioned, a winter-y update. To pull it off, he kept the standard bourbon and Angostura bitters, but he switched up the sweetener to honey, the citrus to blood orange, and added a spice note from a Chai tea bag.
Traditionalist might argue that once you’ve added a mixer, like the steeped tea, you’re no longer making an Old Fashioned, but a cold toddy, or even a Texas Highball. But, Gab says when you drink it, it taste like a spiced Old Fashioned, and so I’m inclined to agree with him…and make a batch this weekend.
Gab snapped these awesome photos and wrote up the whole thing on his personal blog, The Artful Desparado. Go check it out!
MIXOLOGY: CHAI HONEY OLD FASHIONED
Oh! And for the ManMade guide to making the ultimate, traditional-style Old Fashioned, head here:
How to: Make the Ultimate Old Fashioned…The Old-Fashioned Way