It’s the weekend! And that means cocktails! Who am I kidding, every day in our house means cocktails, but recipes with more than two ingredients are reserved for the weekend because mama ain’t got time. We've been having a chilly and cold(ish) winter here in Northern California and as far as I'm concerned that calls for bourbon.
Since I’ve never met a classic cocktail that I didn't like a new twist on I thought this Vanilla Old Fashioned recipe from the Boozy Bungalow looked fantastic. Unfortunately, I am a hot mess and so is my bar, and I’m almost always too lazy to make a simple syrup. But that’s okay, like I always say an empty pantry and laziness are the heart of invention or something like that...
Lazy Vanilla Old Fashioned
1/4oz. Agave syrup (you could use maple syrup, or the traditional sugar cube)
2oz. Bookers Bourbon
1/2 oz. Orange Vodka
4 dashes Orange bitters
1/4 oz. Vanilla extract
combine ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain over ice. Garnish with a twist of orange.
Enjoy! And I'm sure we'll all be sipping Rosé in the sunshine in no time.