I know, I know. Tequila Tuesday is normally for Tequila drinks. I get it. It's in the name. BUT sometimes you just gotta mix things up every now and then so I figured today we would celebrate with a little bit of Whisky.
Now story has it, the Old Fashion was created in Louisville but perfect in New York City. In fact it's said that the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel bar in NYC was the very first establishment to ever have the cocktail. Obviously it was a hit because now any bar tender worth their salt has to have this recipe down pack.
That being said, since bars aren't really the place to be these days I figured I would pass along a pretty simple recipe to tide us over until things get a little bit more back to normal.
Now you may want to make a list and plan out a night since a few of these ingredients aren't exactly staples in the average house...I mean, where does someone ever get a Bougainvillea Flower Bougainvillea Flower? I hadn't even heard of one until this recipe! However other than the flower, you shouldn't have a problem making this easy and yet fancy drink at home.
2 oz Rye Whiskey
1 oz Bar Max Bougainvillea Liqueur
1 Bar Spoon Blue Agave Syrup
Lemon Oil Mist
Garnish: Bougainvillea Flower
Photo Credit: Getty/Christian Jarvis