Cape Saint Blaize Old Fashioned Gin Cocktail
It’s everything you love about gin, wrapped up into a surprisingly deceptive ‘whiskey’ cocktail!
Let’s take a look at what you’ll need…
Cocktail Mixing Glass - Using a mixing glass to stir a cocktail instead of shaking it lets you maintain its texture and viscosity while controlling the amount of dilution.
Bar Spoon - A bar spoon is a long-handled spoon used in bartending for mixing and layering of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic mixed drinks. Its length ensures that it can reach the bottom of the tallest jug or tumbler to mix ingredients directly in the glass.
Julep Strainer - Julep strainers are so named because of their original purpose – they were designed for the drinker to put into their glass to hold back the crushed ice and mint while they drink their Mint Juleps.
Ingredients for the Old Fashioned Cocktail
Ice – An ice sphere or large ice cube is preferred for this drink.
Cape Saint Blaize Oceanic Gin.
Simple Cinnamon Sugar Syrup – This adds the right amount of spicey cinnamon sweetness to the cocktail. For a less sweet drink, you can use less simple syrup.
Angostura Bitters – A concentrated bitters (herbal alcoholic preparation) based on gentian, herbs, and spices.
Fresh Orange Zest – The outermost layer of the peel known as the flavedo. This layer contains loads of natural oils that are full or flavor.
Cinnamon Quill – Stick or two
How To Make the Old Fashioned Gin Cocktail
1. Add 50 ml Cape Saint Blaize Oceanic Gin ,25 ml Cinnamon Sugar Syrup and 3 x Dashes Angostura Bitters to your mixing glass.
2. Fill the mixing glass with ice.
3. Stir your cocktail for about 10 seconds to chill and blend all the ingredients.
4. Strain your cocktail through a julep strainer over an ice sphere or large cube into a tumbler.
5. Garnish, serve and enjoy!
Cinnamon Sugar Syrup
Simple syrup is a liquid sweetener made by dissolving sugar in water. Simple syrup disperses sweetness evenly throughout beverages of any temperature, making it a key component of many iced drinks and cocktails.
Here’s how to make simple cinnamon sugar syrup:
1. Combine equal amounts of water and granulated sugar in a saucepan and stir to combine.
2. Add 2 cinnamon quills
3. Bring to a simmer and stir for just a few minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
4. Remove pan from heat and let cool.
5. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
Leroy's Tips and Tricks
· Flame the orange zest over your glass before dropping in, this will accentuate the orange essence within the cocktail.
· Ice preference - Sphere or large cube
· Glassware preference - Whiskey Tumbler
· Taste test before serving and make adjustments if needed.