The old fashioned is a drink which was traditionally made with American whisky and in the modern era has become the go to drink for showcasing the complexities of many other brown spirits.
A white spirit such as Directors Cut No. 4 gin is perhaps a little more unusual to find in an Old Fashioned style drink. Here we have used a maple syrup to sweeten the drink rather than the more traditional sugar syrup which echoes the caramelised maple and honey parsnip notes found in the gin.
A great one to sip around the fireside after dinner.
Old Fashioned Gin Cocktail
50 mls Director’s Cut No. 4 (buy here)
15 mls Maple syrup
3 drops Angostura Bitters
Stir all the ingredients for thirty seconds or so in a cocktail mixing glass then strain into a whisky tumbler onto fresh ice cubes and garnish with a twist of orange peel.