Walnut Old Fashioned
One sip of this cocktail and you'll be thinking, "Thank God, Fall is here!" This recipe is a version of the cocktail created by Paul Taylor at Southern Efficiency, for the Smithsonian "Mind of a Critic" event held in October. We love the use of the Nocino from Don Ciccio, a DC-based distillery producing liqueurs from old family recipes from the Amalfi coast in Italy.
2 oz Roundstone Rye whisky
½ oz honey syrup*
½ oz Don Ciccio Nocino (walnut liqueur)
Dash of Angostura aromatic bitters
Combine the ingredients in a rocks glass with a big ice cube, stirring gently.
Combine equal parts local honey and hot water. Stir to combine and store for up to three months in the refrigerator.
Recipe courtesy Paul Taylor of Southern Efficiency.