Simple, yet with a hint of mystery, the classic old fashioned gets an extra kick thanks to bartender Chelsey Salisbury's choice of bourbon: the 95-proof Old Forester Statesman.
The powerful liquor is so smooth, though, that it practically cuddles you as you drink.
Watch the video and then get a kick — and a cuddle — of your own with the recipe below.
Statesman Old Fashioned
Yields 1 drink
2 ounces Old Forester Statesman Bourbon Whiskey
3 dashes angostura bitters
1 orange peel
1 bar spoonful of luxardo cherry juice
1 sugar cube
Place the orange peel, sugar cube, and bitters in a large mixing glass and muddle.
Top the mixture with ice and add the whisky and cherry juice. Stir well.
Strain the mixture over a large-format ice cube in the cocktail glass, and add a luxardo cherry.
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