The team at Ramblin Rascal have created this take on a classic Old Fashioned, using Martell Blue Swift, a spirit made from 100 per cent VSOP Cognac finished in Bourbon casks, which is great for the season.
True Blue Old Fashioned
- 50ml Martell Blue Swift
- 10ml Spiced Pineapple and Vanilla syrup
- Garnish: Skewer though marschino cherry on pineapple wedge.
- Syrup: 300gm pineapple cut into pieces (skin on, zero wastage), 300gm white sugar, 1 vanilla bean split down the middle and cut in half, 1 cinnamon quill.
- Mascerate in sealed container at room temperature, shaking whenever you walk past it over 24 hours. Strain solids for a spiced pineapple and vanilla syrup.
- Serve: Stirred down and served over a large rock in a double old fashioned glass
Photo credit: James Adams