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El Anticuado Old Fashioned Cocktail

5 mins

1 cocktail

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El Anticuado Old Fashioned Cocktail

The Old Fashioned cocktail, one of the oldest and most classic cocktails known to man. Its history dates back to the early 1800s, when it was simply referred to as a "whiskey cocktail."

Back then, cocktails were made with just a few ingredients: sugar, bitters, water, and your choice of spirit. Over time, bartenders began to experiment with different flavors and ingredients, and the Old Fashioned evolved into what we know and love today.

The name "Old Fashioned" didn't come about until the late 1800s, when bartenders began using the term to describe the traditional way of making a cocktail. To this day, the Old Fashioned remains a staple in cocktail culture, with its simple yet sophisticated blend of bourbon or rye whiskey, sugar, bitters, and a citrus garnish.

This cocktail recipe uses the golden ratio for the classic old fashioned cocktail but with the spin of substituting aged tequila or mezcal for the bourbon or whiskey.

So the next time you order an Old Fashioned, remember that you're sipping on a piece of cocktail history. Cheers!

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 sugar cube

  • 2-3 dashes bitters, we suggest Angostura or orange flavors 1 teaspoon filtered water

  • 2 ounces reposado tequila or aged mezcal

  • Orange peel for garnish

  • Cocktail cherry for garnish, optional

Recipe Directions:

  1. To a glass, add sugar cube, bitters, and water. Muddle until sugar is dissolved.

  2. Fill glass halfway with ice. Add tequila/mezcal, using a cocktail spoon, gently stir to combine.

  3. Garnish version 1: Twist of orange peel.

  4. Garnish version 2: Orange peel and a cocktail cherry.

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A note about ingredients used in our recipes:

When creating our recipes we use the following unless otherwise noted in the recipe:

  • Eggs = Large Eggs

  • All Purpose Flour = Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour or Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour Organic

  • Bread Flour = Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour or Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour Organic

  • Whole Wheat Flour = 100% Whole Grain King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour

  • Pastry Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Fine Pastry Flour 

  • Almond Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour 

  • Tapioca Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour (Tapioca Starch)

  • Sour Cream = Full Fat Sour Cream

  • Yogurt = Full Fat Yogurt

  • Milk = As indicated or if Milk is just listed you may use 1%, 2% or Whole Milk

  • Butter = Unsalted Sweet Cream butter unless otherwise noted


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