|Añejo Old Fashioned|
|Drink Recipes - Tequila|
Original recipe by Jason Neu, Great Lakes Distillery
Muddle sugar, bitters and a splash of water. Stir in Tequila. Add ice and stir well. Garnish with a wide orange zest.
Añejo Tequila has been aged for at least a year in an oak barrel, lending it rather whiskey characteristics, but the best añejos tend to maintain at least some of the earthy, vegetal character of the agave. This combination of flavors makes it an excellent and unique alternative for whiskey-based cocktails such as the Old Fashioned. The sugar in this cocktail sweetens up the earthiness of the Tequila while augmenting the caramel and oak tones from the aging process. Bitters round out this cocktail, making it complex and enjoyable throughout.