Elliot Clark is a Denver-based bartender and co-founder of Earn Your Booze - an initiative within the spirit industry to spread the importance of fitness and mental wellness. We love Elliot's cause and teamed up with him after one of our team members (and a low-key fan of Elliot's) reached out about a collab. Elliot was in the market for a good shoe for his bartending travels and we were in the market for a great new cocktail recipe. Check out his Instagram account @apartment_bartender to see how he rocks Taft, and check out his guest post below. He delivers the perfect cocktail recipe, and in true Taft fashion - a classic with a twist.
Apartment Bartender: A Guest Post by Elliott Clark
As a full time content creator in the spirits industry, I live my life on the go. In my opinion, we should all have a few classic cocktail recipes up our sleeve to help us unwind from a long day or week of travel. For me, an old fashioned cocktail does the trick.
A classic old fashioned recipe incorporates bourbon whiskey or rye, simple syrup, and bitters. I like to substitute the bourbon for brandy or cognac (a spirit distilled from fermented fruit juice). This switch softens up the drink, and adds a bit more depth.
See my go-to old fashioned recipe below:
BRANDY OLD FASHIONED2 ounces Brandy (or Cognac) - (we used BERTOUX Brandy)
1/4 oz Demerara Syrup
Dash of Angostura Bitters
Dash of Orange Bitters
Combine all ingredients into a mixing glass, and fill with ice. Stir to chill the drink, and strain it into a rocks glass over a large cube of ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.