Barbuto’s simple spirit-free take on the Old-Fashioned is built on a base of Kentucky 74, a nonalcoholic alternative to bourbon. Maple syrup imparts richness and a round texture. Bar manager John Dillon suggests using room-temperature syrup, which is easier to incorporate into the drink.
John Dillon | New York City
- 2 ounces Kentucky 74
- 3/4 ounce maple syrup
- 4 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 dashes orange bitters
Garnish: orange twist, sprig of burnt rosemary
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice.
- Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice or a large cube.
- Garnish with an orange twist and a sprig of burnt rosemary.
Use room-temperature maple syrup to ensure the right consistency.