Floral Old Fashioned
The sweet hum of chamomile syrup can make a Scotch lover out of anyone.
Alexander Murray & Company’s brand manager Cameron Johnston designed this old fashioned cocktail to appeal to anyone who enjoys a whisky-based drink; chamomile syrup and Dalwhinnie 15 Year combine for a delicate cocktail with a still-smoky finish.
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For the chamomile syrup:
- ¼ cups sugar
- 1 tbsp. dried chamomile flowers
For the cocktail:
- 2 oz. Speyside single-malt scotch, preferably Dalwhinnie 15 Year
- ½ oz. chamomile syrup
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- Edible flowers, for garnish (optional)
Hot days are for cold cocktails. Sometimes an old standby hits the spot—a salt-rimmed margarita, maybe, or a refreshing mint julep sweetened with slow-steeped syrup. Other times, when we want to impress friends and family, we like eliciting oohs and aahs with zanier numbers like the Flor de Jalisco, which swaps in tequila for the rum and adds flor de jamaica for a vivid pink hue. No matter the occasion, we’ve got you covered.