I Am Virginia
Todd Thrasher’s riff on the Old Fashioned plays homage to his home state with the Virginia figs and local rye.
¾ oz fig simple syrup*
2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye
liberal dash of orange bitters
orange peel to garnish
Combine fig simple syrup, bitters and rye in a mixing glass, stir and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with orange peel.
Fig simple syrup:
1 quart sugar
1 quart water
1 quart dried Virginia figs
Heat water over medium heat, add sugar and whisk until dissolved. Add figs, reduce heat to a low simmer for 20 minutes and remove from heat. Let cool. Strain through a fine chinois. Refrigerate.
Recipe courtesy Todd Thrasher of Bar PX, and used with permission.