Monday, September 8, 2014

Oh So Tasty: Sarsaparilla Old Fashioned Cocktail

Recently, Knob Creek Bourbon partnered with top mixologists from across the country to create unique twists on the Old Fashioned cocktail. They were challenged to flex their mixology muscles and create their own unique interpretation utilizing the four core ingredients of the cocktail - bourbon, ice, bitters and citrus.

Boulevardier's Eddie Eakin used Knob Creek Rye to create an Old Fashioned with Sarsaparilla, a traditional flavor originally used in Texas and the American West during the 1950s and is now found in root beer. The Sarsaparilla Old Fashioned blends the unique flavors of vanilla, honey and sarsaparilla that highlight the spicy undertones of Knob Creek Rye.

Here's his recipe for you to enjoy at home. Cheers!

Sarsaparilla Old Fashioned
Recipe by Eddie Eakin

2 parts Knob Creek® Rye
1/4 part Honey Syrup (1:1 honey and water)
1/2 part Root Beer Liqueur - 2 dashes Sarsaparilla Dry Bitters
1 dash Vanilla Bitters

Combine Knob Creek® Rye, Honey Syrup, Root Beer Liqueur, Sarsaparilla Dry Bitters and Vanilla Bitters in a mixing glass. Next, add cracked ice and stir for 40 revolutions. Then strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with 1 whole star anise pod and a brandied cherry.