Fall

Scotch Old Fashioned

February 27, 2018
Photo by Julia Gartland
Author Notes

The heather notes of Johnnie Walker Red Label are a beautiful match for honey, while a twist of lemon brightens this twist on the classic Old Fashioned. For a subtlly floral-tinged cocktail, replace the orange bitters with a lavender variety. —Carey Jones

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is featured in the story How to Make Old Fashioneds That are Anything But, sponsored by Johnnie Walker. JOHNNIE WALKER RED LABEL Blended Scotch Whisky. 40% Alc/Vol. Imported by Diageo, Norwalk, CT. —The Editors

  • Makes 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 1.25 ounces Johnnie Walker Red Label scotch
  • 1 teaspoon honey syrup*
  • 2 dashes orange or lavender bitters
  • 1 lemon twist, for garnish
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.
  2. *To make the honey syrup: Dissolve 1 part honey in 1 part hot water. Let cool before using.

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