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This is an old favorite, one of my go-to cocktails when I want something approachable, yet complex. It’s a play on an old fashioned, substituting scotch for bourbon and using two kinds of bitters for complexity. I like Auchentoshan scotch with its nice balance of smokiness without an overwhelming peat fire flavor. My bitters of choice, not surprisingly, are Angostura and Regan’s Orange No 6. Check the recipe below.
1 Natural Sugar Cube
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 dash Regan’s Orange No 6 Bitters
2 oz Auchentoshan Classic
Place the sugar cube in a glass and add the dashes of Angostura and orange bitters. Muddle to combine. Add the Auchentoshan, add ice, and stir gently to combine. Once, chilled, strain into an old fashioned glass and garnish with an orange peel.