Orange zest twist
How to make:
STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a large cube or chunk of block ice).
|2 fl oz||Bourbon whiskey|
|1/2 fl oz||Bénédictine D.O.M.|
|2 dash||Orange Bitters by Angostura|
|4 drop||Bob's Chocolate bitters|
Read about cocktail measures and measuring.
With 60ml of 45% alc./vol. whiskey (depending on your bourbon) and 15ml of 40% alc./vol. liqueur, this is a punchy cocktail. Some may want to drop the bourbon by 10ml or even 15ml for reasons of sobriety (I tried that) but the original 1:4 ratio sits best. (The optimist in me cut the block ice for the pic way too tall.)
Adapted from a recipe created in 2021 by Stephanie Andrews at The Spindle Bar in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
One serving of Optimist Old Fashioned contains 200 calories.