When you have great bourbon, it's important to not overdo it on the cocktail. And Elijah Craig is pretty great bourbon.
Named for Reverend Elijah Craig, who discovered the process of making true Kentucky whiskey when he stored his wares in barrels that had been charred in a fire.
For this cocktail, we went with a spin on a classic Old Fashioned - but with a little herby goodness thanks to the rosemary simple syrup. To make it at home, start with a cup of water and a cup of sugar. Bring them to a boil and stir to dissolve. As soon as you remove it from the heat, add three sprigs of rosemary and let it steep for at least 30 minutes before straining. Once made, it will keep in the fridge for weeks.
cocktail mixing glass
2 oz Elijah Craig Small Batch
.5 oz rosemary simple syrup
dash orange bitters
garnish with orange peel and rosemary sprig
Combine everything but your garnish in your cocktail mixing glass and add ice. Stir to chill and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Add the orange and rosemary garnish and serve.