A refreshing floral twist on the Old Fashioned that combines nutrient loaded and uplifting Spirit of Gin with zesty grapefruit and elegant elderflower.
3 oz The Spirit of Gin
½ oz elderflower cordial*
1 dash orange bitters
Fill a cocktail mixing glass half-way with ice and add all ingredients.
Stir the ingredients until chilled (about 15 - 20 seconds).
Strain into a rocks glass with 1 single large rock and garnish with a grapefruit twist.
There bottled products such as Monin and Belvoir Fruit Farms, or you can make your own with the following recipe:
To make your own:
In a small saucepan, heat 2 cups sugar, 2 cups water and bring to boil while stirring until sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool. In a sealable jar, add ¼ cup dried elderflowers and an entire sliced Meyer lemon, then pour in the cooled simple syrup. Seal and shake the jar, then allow to infuse for a minimum of 24 and up to 72 hours before straining out the solids.