We took a traditional Old Fashioned, usually made with Bourbon, and updated it with a delicious Añejo Tequila. This drink keeps traditional with the use of bitters and an orange peel, but uses agave nectar to blend perfectly with the flavors of this rich and flavorful tequila.
- 2 oz Añejo Tequila
- 25 oz agave nectar
- 2 parts orange bitters
- 2 parts Angostura bitters
- Garnish – orange peel
How to make an Añejo New Fashioned
- Place a large ice cube in a rocks glass or whiskey style glass.
- If you don’t have a large ice cube, just use a few fridge cubes.
- Pour the Añejo, agave and dashes of bitters into the glass, over the ice.
- Using a bar spoon, stir the cocktail to mix the agave in, about 30 seconds.
- This will also start the melting of the ice, which will help open the flavors of your cocktail!
- Twist the orange peel over the cocktail and then drop it in. Stir it two or three more times around the glass.
- This drink will be stirred, not shaken. You want the flavors to slowly open as the ice melts into your drink.
- Pour all the ingredients over ice and then stir…stir…stir. Take the extra time to stir the drink. This will mix in the agave and start the ice melting, which will mellow the burn of the alcohol and open up all the layers of flavor.
- Peel the orange rind close to the surface, trying to not get any of the white pith that is right under the skin. The pith can tend to be bitter.