Spiced Old Fashioned

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Spiced Old Fashioned Glass

2 oz. Straight Edge Bourbon
¼ oz. Spiced Syrup*
2 dashes orange bitters
Orange zest
Soda water

Directions

Combine all ingredients (except orange zest) in a large mixing glass and stir with ice for 30 seconds. Strain and serve over a giant ice cube, garnish with orange zest.

Spiced Syrup Recipe
⅓ cup star anise
10 cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
2 cups sugar
2 cups water

Grind all the spices to a coarse powder. Toast spice powder in a medium pot over low heat until fragrant (approx. 5 minutes), stirring regularly to avoid scorching. Add water and sugar, bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes. Cool and strain through sieve or cheesecloth before using. Yields 10 oz.