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Quick Wit Old Fashioned

An extra-rich take on the classic.

For extra complexity, The Jasper partner and bartender Thomas Leggett split the base of this cocktail between rum and whiskey. “I really like the dustiness and age of the whiskey with the richness of the Demerara rum,” he says of the pairing. “I’ve also always loved PX sherry and coffee together, and this is a fun way to get these flavors in a spirit-forward, Old Fashioned-style drink.”

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. aged rum (Leggett uses El Dorado 8-Year)
  • 1 oz. Tennessee whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. PX sherry (Leggett uses Lustau)
  • 1/4 tsp. coffee tincture
  • Glass:Double Old Fashioned
  • Garnish:lemon peel

Preparation

Combine all of ingredients in chilled mixing glass, then ice and stir well. Strain over fresh ice. Express the oils of the lemon peel over the surface of the drink and around the rim of the glass, then use as a garnish.

Coffee tincture: In a glass container, combine 1 part of medium-roast whole coffee beans (by weight) together with 2 parts of everclear. Let this infuse for 24 hours, then strain the beans out.

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