Almond Old Fashioned
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Almond Old Fashioned
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.4 / 5
The Almond Old Fashioned is a delightful twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, bringing a nutty sweetness to the time-honored drink. By infusing the robust flavors of bourbon with ... more The Almond Old Fashioned is a delightful twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail, bringing a nutty sweetness to the time-honored drink. By infusing the robust flavors of bourbon with the rich, almond essence of Amaretto, and balancing it with the sweetness of sugar syrup and the complexity of Angostura Bitters, this cocktail offers a smooth, deep flavor profile. Served in a sophisticated cocktail glass, the Almond Old Fashioned is both a feast for the palate and the eyes. It embodies the spirit of the original Old Fashioned while introducing a contemporary almond twist, making it a must-try for enthusiasts looking for cocktails with a modern flair yet rooted in tradition.
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Bourbon
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35.73% | 2.68 units *
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Classic

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Almond Old Fashioned cleverly modernizes a classic with its infusion of Amaretto, adding a rich, nutty sweetness that complements the fiery depth of the bourbon beautifully. The swirling undercurrents of Angostura Bitters and the subtle hint of sugar syrup enhance this cocktail's complexity, making it an appealing choice for those who appreciate a sophisticated, multi-layered drink.

Method
How to make a Almond Old Fashioned

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Begin by stirring all of the ingredients together with ice in a mixing glass, ensuring they are well combined
This process should last for about 10-15 seconds
After stirring, carefully strain the mixture into a glass filled with fresh ice to remove any unwanted ice shards
This step ensures your cocktail is smooth and enjoyable

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

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FAQ's

FAQ

What makes Almond Old Fashioned different from a classic Old Fashioned?

The Almond Old Fashioned differentiates itself from the classic Old Fashioned by incorporating Amaretto, an almond-flavored liqueur, into the mix. This adds a distinct almond sweetness that complements the traditional ingredients of sugar syrup, bourbon, and Angostura bitters, creating a unique twist on the classic cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of whiskey other than bourbon for this cocktail?

Yes, you can use a different type of whiskey in an Almond Old Fashioned if you prefer. While bourbon is recommended for its smooth, sweet profile that pairs well with the almond flavor of amaretto, you can experiment with rye whiskey for a spicier cocktail or a Scotch for a smokier note. The choice of whiskey can significantly alter the drink's character, so feel free to explore based on your preferences.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Almond Old Fashioned?

To create a non-alcoholic version of the Almond Old Fashioned, you can substitute the bourbon with a non-alcoholic whiskey alternative or a similar-tasting non-alcoholic spirit. There are several brands that offer non-alcoholic spirits with flavors designed to mimic those of whiskey. Additionally, use a non-alcoholic amaretto syrup instead of the amaretto liqueur to maintain the almond flavor without the alcohol content.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with an Almond Old Fashioned?

The Almond Old Fashioned pairs well with a variety of foods. Its rich, sweet, and slightly nutty flavor complements hearty meat dishes like steak, barbecue ribs, or a charcuterie board featuring a selection of cheeses and smoked meats. For dessert, try it with almond-based sweets, chocolate desserts, or classic pecan pie to enhance the nutty notes of the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve the Almond Old Fashioned for the best experience?

For the best experience, serve the Almond Old Fashioned in a lowball glass over a large ice cube. The single large ice cube melts slowly, diluting the cocktail at a steady pace while keeping it cold. Garnish with an orange peel or a maraschino cherry to add a touch of fruity aroma and aesthetic appeal. Enjoy the cocktail slowly to savor the complexity of flavors developed from the combination of bourbon, amaretto, and Angostura bitters.

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