Chestnut Old Fashioned Description
How to make a Chestnut Old Fashioned cocktail?
Prepare Your Glass:
Start by selecting a sturdy rocks glass or old-fashioned glass. Fill it with ice cubes to chill while you prepare the cocktail. This will help keep your drink cold without diluting it too much.
Muddle the Orange Zest:
Take a piece of orange zest (about the size of a thumbnail) and gently muddle it in the bottom of the glass. This releases the essential oils from the orange peel, which will add a lovely aroma to your cocktail.
Add the Chestnut Liqueur:
Pour 15ml (1/2 oz) of chestnut liqueur into the glass over the muddled orange zest. This adds a rich chestnut flavor to your Old Fashioned.
Add the Bitters:
Add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters to the glass. This will provide depth and complexity to your cocktail.
Pour in the Whisky:
Now, it’s time for the star of the show. Pour 50ml (about 1.5 oz) of your chosen whisky into the glass. Use a good-quality whisky to ensure a flavorful cocktail.
Give the ingredients in the glass a gentle stir. You want to mix everything together without over-agitating the drink.
Add the Ice:
Carefully strain your cocktail over the ice in the prepared glass. This will cool down the drink and further dilute it to your desired strength.
To finish, garnish your Chestnut Old Fashioned with a roasted chestnut. You can skewer it on a cocktail pick or simply place it on top of the ice. This adds a delightful visual element and a nutty aroma to the drink.
Serve and Enjoy:
Your Chestnut Old Fashioned is now ready to be enjoyed. Sip it slowly and savor the rich flavors of whisky and chestnut with a hint of orange zest.