So, tiny pancake cereal is trending…? To each their own I guess, but if I’m going to make a lot of tiny pancakes I’m going to need a drink. Actually, I think I’ll just forego the tiny pancake cereal all together and stick with this Pancake inspired Old Fashioned. This would be the perfect brunch cocktail, to accompany your full-sized pancakes.
Brown liquors always hit me like a tonne of bricks. So, if I’m going to drink something like an Old Fashioned before noon its going to have to be incredibly mellow. Thanks to the butter washing the bourbon is super smooth, and the maple syrup makes the drink a little bit on the sweeter side. You could definitely make this drink with your favorite bitters but I cobbled together a strawberry bitter to stay on theme.
Pancake Old Fashioned
2 oz. butter washed Elijah Craig Bourbon
.5 oz. Runamok Bourbon-barrel aged maple syrup
.25 oz. Strawberry bitters (see recipe below)
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, stir until chilled. Pour into a low ball glass with ice and garnish with tiny pancake and a strawberry.
Fee Brothers Indian Orange Bitters
Infuse the chopped up strawberries in the vodka, a couple of hours will be more than enough. Make sure to monitor the infusion, so that you don’t loose the brightness of the fruit. Strain the infusion through a coffee filter. Once strained add some pre-made bitters, I liked the Fee Brother’s Indian Orange Bitters, to taste.