Girls Night: Mixed Berry and Fig Old Fashioned from Naomi Robinson
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.
Mixed Berry and Fig Old Fashioned
Yield: 1 drink
Glassware: Old Fashioned glass
Tools: Cocktail shaker, muddler, cocktail strainer
Naomi Robinson is the writer and photographer of the dessert blog Bakers Royale.