Velvet Old Fashioned

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Old-fashioned glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon


214 calories
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Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR half of the Scotch with three ice cubes (dry to the touch frozen ice, not wet ice) in a glass. Add sherry, sugar syrup and Angostura and two more ice cubes. STIR some more and add another two ice cubes and the rest of the Scotch. STIR some more, and if you have room, add more ice.

2 12 fl oz Dewar's 12 Year Old Scotch whisky
14 fl oz Pedro Ximénez sherry
14 fl oz Demerara sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters


The use of a good Pedro Ximénez sherry and achieving the correct level of dilution by repeated stirring is key to the success of this drink. With perfect dilution the sherry and whisky combine brilliantly.


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