How to make this drink: Alabama Old Fashioned
I ordered this drink at a bar recently, and I want to recreate it. The recipe was printed on their website, but with no proportions or technique.
Alabama Old Fashioned
Maker's Mark, simple syrup, splash of water, and Jack Daniels floater
(the drink was also served on the rocks)
How do I know how much simple syrup. Is a floater just a shot poured on the top of the drink?
Also, the drink had a hint of orange to it. Would this be done by including some orange bitters?
The two posts linked below offered some clues, but I was hoping somebody could give me clear instructions.
The way I would make this drink given what you have said would be:
2 oz Maker's Mark
1/4 (up to 1/2 oz) Simple Syrup (1:1) *
1 dash Orange Bitters (Regans or other)
Stir with ice and strain into a chilled rocks glass. Using the back of a bar spoon or the flat end of a Bonzer barspoon (**) pushed against the side of the glass, gently layer 1/4-1/2 oz of Jack Daniels over the top. Twist an orange peel over the top to express the oils, discard peel. Serve.
* A 1/4 oz of 1:1 simple syrup (1 part water to 1 part sugar) is about the equivalent to a muddled sugar cube. A 1/2 oz would be if you had sweeter taste buds and the extra sugar would allow the JD float to work better (sugar would make the drink more dense).
** Bonzer barspoon: