Benton's Old Fashioned

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Rocks glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon


180 calories

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Serve in

Rocks glass


Orange twist

How to make:

STIR bourbon and maple syrup in base of mixing glass until syrup dissolves. Add bitters and ice and STIR again. Strain into ice-filled glass.

*To make the fat washed bourbon: Grill 4 slices of bacon to obtain 30ml/1oz of warm fat (originally Benton's bacon was used but any extra-smoky bacon will suffice) and pour this into a 70cl of bourbon (in a 75cl bottle). Leave to infuse at room temperature for a day before placing bottle in a freezer to solidify the fat. Then clarify the bourbon by straining into a clean bottle.

2 fl oz Bourbon whiskey (bacon fat washed)
1/4 fl oz Maple syrup
2 dash Angostura or other aromatic bitters

Our review:

Even vegetarians like bacon and everybody likes Old Fashioneds.


Created in 2008 by Don Lee at PDT (Please Don't Tell), , New York City, USA.

For a more detailed history of the Old-Fashioned cocktail, along with additional recipes, see our page.

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