Old Fashioned Cocktail

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Recipes, Drinks

Substitute honeyed simple syrup in this new take on a classic cocktail.

Makes one cocktail


  • Cocktail:
  • 1 tablespoon honeyed simple syrup
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey or bourbon
  • 1 1-inch strip lemon rind
  • 1 amarena cherry
  • Honeyed Simple Syrup:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Acacia Honey from Franca Franzoni


Shake syrup, bitters and whiskey with a handful of ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Strain and serve in a highball glass garnished with lemon twist and amarena cherry.

To make Honeyed Simple Syrup: In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add honey. Once dissolved, remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.