This Nine Tines Vodka Old Fashioned is a sophisticated take on a classic cocktail, perfect for those who appreciate the smoothness of vodka combined with the timeless appeal of an Old Fashioned.

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Nine Tines Vodka
  • 1 sugar cube (or 10 ml of simple syrup)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel
  • Ice cubes
  • A maraschino cherry (optional, for garnish)

 

1. Prepare Your Glass:

Start by chilling an old-fashioned or rocks glass. You can do this by filling it with ice cubes and letting it sit while you prepare the cocktail.

 

2. Muddle the Sugar Cube:

If using a sugar cube, place it at the bottom of the chilled glass. Add a few drops of water to help dissolve the sugar. Use a muddler or the back of a spoon to gently crush and mix the sugar with the water, creating a syrup.

 

3. Add Bitters:

Add 2 dashes (about 1 ml) of Angostura bitters to the glass. Stir to combine with the sugar syrup.

 

4. Add Nine Tines Vodka:

Pour 60 ml of Nine Tines Vodka into the glass.

 

5. Add Ice:

Fill the glass with ice cubes. Use a large ice cube or a few smaller ones, depending on your preference.

 

6. Stir:

Gently stir the ingredients in the glass for about 20-30 seconds to chill and dilute the cocktail slightly. Stirring also helps to combine the flavours.

 

7. Express the Orange Peel:

Hold a piece of orange peel over the glass and give it a good twist to release the oils. This will impart a lovely citrus aroma to your cocktail.

 

8. Garnish:

Optionally, drop a maraschino cherry into the glass for a touch of sweetness and an extra layer of flavour.

 

9. Serve and Enjoy:

Your bespoke Nine Tines Vodka Old Fashioned is ready to be enjoyed. Sip slowly and savour the rich, mellow flavours with a Yorkshire twist.