One can never go wrong with an Old Fashioned, and you can make one with just about any type of whiskey – it’s really up to you. I prefer bourbon, but you can use rye.
- 2 oz bourbon
- ¾ tsp birch syrup (or you can use a sugar cube, soaked with the bitters instead of syrup)
- 10 drops FPJ Solstice, Orange, Coffee-Pecan, or Popcorn Bitters
- Optional – splash of water
- A thick slice of orange peel, or a preserved cherry
Build the drink in an Old Fashioned glass: add the syrup (or sugar cube) and bitters first, then a large ice cube, and then the bourbon. Stir until blended. Garnish with a piece of orange peel or a preserved cherry.