Lockian Old Fashioned

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The Pairing

Hemlock by Jesse Teller

The Reasoning

It’s a custom in the Pirate bay of Hemlock to brew alcohol using its namesake, despite its poisonous properties. For this novel I wanted to make a fairly masculine drink, so here I’ve used the much-maligned (and IMO misunderstood!) 70s favorite Galliano to give an herbal twist to an old fashioned. I like to think Aaron the Marked would approve.

The Cocktail

You will need:

  • Tumbler
  • Paring or Channeling Knife
  • Ice
  • Mixing Glass
  • Spoon
  • Cocktail Cherries
  • 1 Orange
  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 1.5 oz Galliano
  • 0.5 oz Triple Sec
  • 4 dashes Aromatic Bitters
  • 4 Dashes Orange Bitters

Fill both your glasses with ice. Take your knife and cut a twist of orange peel – add this and a cocktail cherry to the tumbler, along with a teaspoon of the cherry syrup.

In your mixing glass, measure Bourbon, Galliano, Triple Sec and Bitters. Stir thoroughly with a spoon and pour into the tumbler. Enjoy!

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