Lighting a cocktail on fire is always a surefire (pun intended) crowd-pleaser.
Austin bartender Ayron Vandergriff knows this, and so therefore flames figure into his recipe for the Madison Old Fashioned, which was designed to highlight the existing flavors in the whisky.
Watch the video and then (safely) mix up a glass of your own with the recipe below.
Madison Old Fashioned
Yields 1 drink
2 ounces Old Forester Bourbon Whiskey
4 dashes angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters
0.5 ounces vanilla bean syrup
1 fresh orange peel for garnish
2 whole cloves
Combine the whiskey, bitters, and vanilla bean syrup in a large, tall glass with ice and stir for 15 seconds.
Strain the mixture over a large-format ice cube in the cocktail glass.
Stud the orange peel with cloves, then flame over the glass and add when finished.
Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, 43-50% Alc. by Volume, Brown-Forman Distillers Company, Louisville, KY.
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