little fall weather stokes the appetite for some comforting cocktails
using those amber liquors that have been stashed away for the summer. These cocktails also evoke the color burnt orange, which is highly appropriate for game days.
Drink of the Month
Recipe by Jeff Boley
Paggi House, Austin
This Old-Fashioned-esque drink gets hints of spice from the ginger and the distinctive bitters.
For the ginger syrup: Dissolve 1 part sugar with 1 part water over heat. Add chopped ginger and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and steep until cool, strain solids.
- 1½ oz. Bulleit Bourbon
¾ oz. Paula's Texas Orange
- 2 dashes Fee Brothers Old-Fashioned bitters (substitute Angostura if you can't find this)
- ½ oz. ginger syrup
- Orange slice for muddling
In a mixing glass, muddle orange slice with the ginger syrup. Add bourbon, PTO, and bitters with ice and shake very well. Strain into martini glass and garnish with a orange peel.
This is our recipe for a very classy old-school cocktail, a
perfect vehicle for PTO in a post-summer-meltdown kind of drink.
the brandy, PTO, and lemon juice in a mixing glass with ice and shake
well. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with orange peel.
- 1½ oz. good-quality brandy
- 1 oz. PTO
- ¾ oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
From Dale DeGroff's The Essential Cocktail
Dale calls this a spin-off on the Sidecar.
Combine the rum, PTO, brandy, and orange juice in a mixing glass with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with the flamed orange peel.