Recipes

Cardamom Old Fashioned

Elena North-Kelly

Senior Editor - James Beard Foundation

A subtle riff on the classic Old Fashioned, this version—a staple of senior editor Elena North-Kelly’s cocktail repertoire—uses maple syrup in lieu of standard sugar, while handmade cardamom bitters step in for the more traditional Angostura variety, creating a warm, fragrant antidote to late-winter doldrums.

Ingredients

2 ounces rye whiskey
15 to 20 drops Bob’s Cardamom Bitters
½ teaspoon maple syrup
Orange twist, for garnish

Method

Pour the first three ingredients into a cocktail shaker. 

Add ice and stir until thoroughly chilled.

Strain the mixture into a rocks glass, over ice. 

Garnish with an orange twist, and enjoy.

Yield

1 cocktail