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Mix together a twist on the old fashioned cocktail with this Skrewball whiskey recipe
If you're looking for a unique take on the old fashioned cocktail, you have to try this recipe! It incorporates Skrewball peanut butter whiskey, along with bourbon. This classic cocktail has been reinvented with new flavor combinations. Enjoy on the rocks with a twist of orange.
If you're a fan of the classic old fashioned cocktail, you have to try this modern version. With flavors like peanut butter, cinnamon, and bourbon, this is the perfect cocktail during the cold months of fall and winter.
This Skrewball whiskey recipe stretches your imagination about how peanut butter whiskey can be used in a cocktail. You have to try sipping on this old fashioned. You won't be disappointed.
What You'll Learn In This Recipe
By making this Skrewball whiskey old fashioned, you'll learn a few bartender tips such as:
- The benefit of using large ice cubes in alochol heavy cocktails (like this)
- How to express an orange peel
- A simple recipe for making homemade cinnamon simple syrup
If you're interested in learning more beginner basics about the most popular types of whiskey, check out this liquor 101 post and video.
Recipe Video Tutorial
You'll notice in this Skrewball whiskey recipe that some elements of the old fashioned are traditional while others are unique.
- Bourbon: Bourbon is a type of U.S. whiskey made mainly from corn. If you're interesting in learning more about bourbon and other types of whiskies, check out my whiskey 101 post. For this recipe, you're welcome to use your favorite brand of bourbon.
- Peanut butter whiskey: There are many brands of peanut butter whiskey available (Bird Dog, Sqqrl, Skatter Brain), but my personal favorite is Skrewball. However, any brand will work for this recipe.
- Cinnamon simple syrup: Rather than using a sugar cube like is traditional in most old fashioned, I've opted for cinnamon simpe syrup. I think it pairs nicely with the peanut butter whiskey and adds a perfect touch of spice. If you're interested in making a homemade version of this simple syrup, check out the recipe notes below.
- Aromatic bitters: We're keeping this traditional element in order to balance out the flavor of the cocktail.
- Orange peel: Don't forget to express and garnish with an orange peel. It really helps finish off the drink in an elegant way.
Tools & Equipment
Old fashioned cocktails don't require many tools, which make them an easy drink to mix up!
- Lowball glass: Since an old fashioned is usually sipped on with a large ice cube, a lowball glass works best for presentation.
- Jigger: Any jigger will get the job done for measuring the ingredients.
- Bar spoon: This cocktail is mixed (not shaken), so you'll just need a bar spoon.
- Large Ice Cube Tray: I would highly encourage you to purchase a large ice cube tray if you don't already have one. There are many cocktails that call for large ice cubes, including an old fashioned.
Recipe Frequently Asked Questions
Of course! Feel free to add more or less cinnamon simple syrup according to your personal taste preference.
A large ice cube is nice because it doesn't melt as quickly, giving you more of the pure flavor of the cocktail. This is popular in many alcohol-forward cocktails. You can purchase large ice cube trays for a reasonable price.
However, in a pinch, you're welcome to use regular freezer ice. Just know it will dilute the drink quicker than a large ice cube.
This is a fancy term that means to squeeze the orange peel over your cocktail. To do this technique, use a vegetable peeler to slice off a long piece of the orange peel. Hold the peel over the glass, twist/bend the peel to release as much oil as possible. Make sure not to break the peel in half so you can use it as a garnish.
This bartender technique gives you a unique drinking experience. You will be able to smell the orange as you bring the glass close to your nose, as well as get a punch of flavor when you sip.
Old Fashioned With Skrewball Whiskey
- 1 ounce bourbon
- 1 ounce peanut butter whiskey
- ⅛ ounce (¾ teaspoon) cinnamon simple syrup
- 2 dashes aromatic bitters
- orange peel for garnish
- Place a large ice cube in a lowball glass.
- Add in bourbon, peanut butter whiskey, cinnamon simple syrup, and bitters. Gently stir with a bar spoon to combine.
- Express the oil of an orange peel over the glass, then drop in for garnish.
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