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Burnt Orange Old Fashioned and Twisted Old Fashioned

Burnt Orange Old Fashioned and Twisted Old Fashioned

Burnt Orange Old Fashioned and Twisted Old Fashioned

Burnt Orange Old Fashioned and Twisted Old Fashioned

Cooking surfaces

BBQ Temperature

Main ingredient

Cook Type

 

Grill

Bourbon is synonymous with barbecue, so why not take a bourbon based cocktail, the Old Fashioned, and give it a barbecue twist.

The Old Fashioned traditionally uses a twist of orange peel, here we take the peel and a slice or two of the orange and grill them to burn the edges and add a bit of a barbecue twist.

For those of you who aren’t bourbon fans I’ve done a second version that uses the orange juice to add sweetness.

Ingredients

Burnt Orange Old Fashioned

  • A slice of orange peel and a slice of orange
  • 60ml of Bourbon (I used Jack Daniels)
  • 1tsp of granulated sugar
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Ice

Twisted Burnt Orange Old Fashioned

  • A slice of orange peel and a slice of orange
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 60ml of Bourbon (I used Jack Daniels)
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Ice

Method

  1. Fire up your Big Green Egg to about 250°C with the cast iron griddle in a direct setup.
  2. Once the griddle is hot add the peel and the orange slice.
  3. Sprinkle the orange slice with some sugar which will caramelise.
  4. After about 2 minutes turn and sear the other side. You’re looking to burn the peel edges and get a some caramelisation on the slice of orange.

Burnt Orange Old Fashioned

  • Add the sugar, bitters and bourbon to a glass and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Add the peel and ice.

Twisted Burnt Orange Old Fashioned

  • Squeeze the orange juice into your glass and add the bourbon, burnt orange, bitters and ice.
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