Mulled Fashioned

Mulled Fashioned

An elevated twist on the seasonal classic, the familiar mulling spices are present in the rich, spicy wine syrup. A few drops of cardamom bitters tie everything together while the Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey takes the starring role in this seasonal Old Fashioned.

Creator: Rachel Ramirez

1.5 oz Nelson’s Green Brier Tennessee Whiskey
.5 oz Amaro Montenegro
.75 oz mulled wine syrup
4 drops cardamom bitters

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Express the oils from an orange peel over the top of the drink and insert peel into the drink.

Mulled Wine Syrup

3 cups red wine
2 cups granulated sugar
4 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 orange (sliced)
6 cinnamon sticks
12 whole cloves
4 star anise
Pinch of black peppercorn

In a large saucepan, add red wine, spices and orange slices. Bring to a light boil and stir in sugar. Continue to boil until the mixture reduces by ¼ . When the sugar is dissolved and the syrup coats the back of a spoon, turn off the heat and stir in maple syrup and lemon juice. Fine strain and allow to cool before covering. Store in refrigerator for up to three weeks.