Gold Fashioned

Invented by Michele Reina, available at Skylon, London.

45ml Black Cow Vodka (Barrel-aged, optional)
10ml Amaro Tosolini
10ml salted caramel

Stir over ice in a mixing glass, strain over an ice block in a rocks glass. Garnish with orange peel and burning cinnamon stick, and butterscotch candy on the side.

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The flavour profile is a twist of the classic Old Fashioned, using barrel-aged vodka to give an oaky sensation. The Amaro Tosolini gives the bitterness, and the sweetness is enhanced by salted caramel. The butterscotch candy plays with the mouthfeel - adding a creamy and buttery sensation that works with the vodka and the syrup. Stir with the cinnamon stick to bring out the herb and spice of the Amaro. 

 

Jemma Moran