believe it or not, this cocktail does not have any whiskey/bourbon/rye in it! but it is a drink that is a riff on the old fashioned and follows the basic ideas used in the classic cocktail. this is a lighter version that you may find more appropriate for the spring and summer months instead of the colder months…the warming and spicy aspects of the bourbon or rye are replaced with bright, fresh, floral aspects of gin and elderflower liqeur. i can absolutely picture myself mixing these up when the weather changes. and again, i cannot thank the death & co cocktail book enough for showing me this delicious drink.
elder fasioned (recipe courtesy of Death & Co. Cocktail Book)
2 oz gin (we used plymouth gin)
1/2 oz st. germain liquer
1 dash orange bitters
1. stir all ingredient in a mixing glass with ice
2. strain over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a grapefruit twist