Girls Night: Mixed Berry and Fig Old Fashioned from Naomi Robinson

Published On January 21, 2013 | By The Editors | Cocktails, Girls Night, Whiskey

Alright, I’m here to crash The Boys Club party. Thank you boys for having me. I’m honored to be here. As a guest, I’ve come armed with a classic drink scaled toward a fruit and honey flavoring.Now, it might just be me, but when I was in my twenties and getting smashed up like any proper college student, whiskey was considered a man’s type of drink. I presume that is so for everyone in their twenties. That is unless you date a bartender who introduces you to a whole new land of drinks to traverse your way through. Or, if you date someone who also teaches you that a cocktail is as important as any meal, and it is not something to be slammed and disregarded for a means to an end.

To this day, I am thankful to him for developing my cocktail persuasions. Although, seeing this, he might be somewhat horrified that I’m making a bastard version of an Old Fashioned, or he might take credit for teaching me a few mixing tricks.

For this Old Fashioned, I used Elmer T Lee Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey for its spiced flavoring, and I paired it against the coupling of some tart berries and the honey sweetness of figs. The result is an Old Fashioned that easily sips its way into your afternoon ease.

Naomi Robinson is the writer and photographer of the dessert blog Bakers Royale.

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15 Responses to Girls Night: Mixed Berry and Fig Old Fashioned from Naomi Robinson

  1. Kristen says:

    I’m coming to girls night at your house, Naomi :)

  2. Sweetsugarbelle says:

    Wow Naomi, I think I’ve had withdrawals. More than gorgeous photos, I’m now cursing my tiny town, because I can almost taste the flavors you talk about but all of the ingredients involve a roadtrip! No guess ill pick them up tomorrow. I want to learn to appreciate whiskey, and I bet the is the perfect place to start!

  3. Shaina says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous. Now, when is girls’ night?

  4. naomi says:

    OMG-girls, thank you so much for all the love and thank you to the boys her for letting me crash the party!

    And isn’t girl’s night every night?

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  13. photographer says:

    I love the photographs! As a digital photographer I understand it can be tough to find the best ones although
    they’re good. I prefer a number of Lightroom presets to help keep some uniformity throughout my own.

  14. David says:

    Why is this drink shaken?

    If it’s a riff on the old fashioned, it should be built, not shaken.

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