We wanted to combine bourbon, apple, and salinity in the form of an Old Fashioned cocktail, so we started with A. Smith Bowman’s Bowman Brothers bourbon, blended it with Pommeau de Normandie for the apple and nutty, oxidative notes, and added salinity and spice with a dulse seaweed tincture and togarashi spice.
Perfect time to drink this would be on warm late-summer’s eve; it’s not to hot to enjoy a robust Old Fashioned-style cocktail, but warm enough that the marine note of the dulse will taste nice and refreshing.
1.5 oz Bowman Brothers Bourbon
0.75 oz Christian Drouin Pommeau de Normandie
1 barspoon Rich Simple Syrup
2 droppers Dulse Tincture
6 drops Togarashi Tincture
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir over ice. Strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass.
Garnish with an apple fan of three slices, having dipped the tip of the top slice in togarashi.
JP Fetherston of Columbia Room
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