The US hospitality industry is in dire straits and lacking governmental support. Yet, across the pond, the English cousins took some preliminary steps to bolster their reopened bars and pubs. On Wednesday (7.08), Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a stimulus plan for the service industry that included incentives for diners and employers alike.
- Base Spirit Iced Tea
- Preparation Stirred
- Flavor Sweet & Oaky
- Served On the Rocks
The Old Fashioned is literally the original cocktail and the inspiration for thousands of other libations that followed. Still, legendary bartender Chris Hannah managed to put his own spin on the standard.
At New Orleans’ Jewel of the South, Hannah’s collaboration with Nick Detrich, he created this no-proof Old Fashioned variation. Inspired by the local tradition of abstaining from booze during Lent, the alcohol free variant delivers the joy of the drink nonetheless.
This riff is sweet with strong oak notes. Built properly, it looks exactly like the real deal. (Plus, it’s much easier to make.)
- Combine Iced Tea, Demerara Syrup, and Monin Oak in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir.
- Strain into Double Old Fashioned Glass. Add a 2x2 cube of ice.
- Garnish with classic orange peel wrapped cherry.