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Old Fashioned Riff: Superflat Fashion

Old Fashioned Riff

A nutty, earthy take on the classic.

Inspired by the Old Fashioned, this cocktail combines Japanese whisky and American whiskey with a traditional Japanese tea and walnut bitters.


  • 1 oz. Japanese whisky
  • 1 oz. bourbon
  • 1⁄4 oz. genmaicha syrup
  • 2 dashes black walnut bitters
  • Tools:barspoon
  • Glass:Old Fashioned
  • Garnish:orange twist


Combine all of the ingredients in a glass and stir briefly. Add a large ice cube and garnish.

Genmaicha Syrup: Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Remove from the heat and add 1⁄2 cup of cane sugar and stir until dissolved. Let the syrup cool, then add 1 heaping Tbsp. of genmaicha tea (available online or at specialty tea shops) and steep at room temperature for 5 minutes. Strain out the tea and bottle and refrigerate for use within 1 month.

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