This Recipe Gives the Classic Old-Fashioned a Thanksgiving Twist

>According to Jon Gasparini, owner of one of San Francisco’s most iconic cocktail bars, Rye, “The old-fashioned is the most perfect Thanksgiving beverage. It’s super boozy, which makes dealing with family that much easier.” As I love an old-fashioned, I couldn’t agree more. Serving old-fashioneds on turkey day will also loosen up your guests and get the conversation flowing. To give the classic cocktail a little fall flavor, Gasparini recommends using a teaspoon of pumpkin spice black-tea syrup instead of regular simple syrup. A couple of dashes of apple bitters adds even more depth of flavor. Ready to give thanks? Raise your glass with Gasparini’s recipe for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving below. 

>Cocktail ingredients:

style="padding-left: 30px;">2 ounces rye

style="padding-left: 30px;">1 teaspoon pumpkin spice black-tea syrup, recipe below

style="padding-left: 30px;">2 dashes apple bitters

style="padding-left: 30px;">1 dash Angostura bitters

>Cocktail directions:

>Place all of the ingredients in a tumbler. Add a hand-cut ice cube; stir to chill the drink. Garnish with orange zest. 

>Pumpkin spice simple syrup ingredients:

style="padding-left: 30px;">2 parts organic cane sugar

style="padding-left: 30px;">1 part strong tea (Recommended: The Republic of Tea's Pumpkin Spice)

style="padding-left: 30px;">One tea ball for every 6 ounces water

>Syrup directions:

>Bring ingredients to a boil and serve. 

>The perfect rye for this recipe is Wild Turkey.

>Do you enjoy old-fashioneds?