Moonshiner’s Root Beer Old Fashioned Cocktail

Old Fashioned have been a staple mixed drink since the mid 1800s. Most accredit Mr. Pepper from Louisville, KY as to have invented the drink shortly before his departure to another bar in New York City. The funny thing is the drink derives its’ name from the old fashioned style glass it is served in; a short, round tumbler style glass

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How to Make an Old Fashioned

Traditional old fashioned cocktail recipes start with a great bourbon or rye whiskey. It’s combined with bitters and simple syrup before being strained into a glass with ice. [most love a single, large cube of ice] An orange peel will be added for garnish and oils. A cocktail cherry might accompany the drink as well. 

Root Beer Old Fashioned Cocktail

Root beer inspired old fashioned using Raymond Fairchild’s flavored White Lighting moonshine.

Servings: 1

Total Time: <5 Minutes

Ingredients

Prep

  1. Muddle orange and cherries.
  2. Add bourbon maple, bitters, and moonshine.
  3. Add ice and top with water.
  4. Enjoy!
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

100% pure maple syrup aged in small batch bourbon barrels for up to 18 months!

Recipe courtesy of the guys at Elevated Mountain Distilling Company. Find more cocktail recipes featuring their whiskeys and moonshines on Instagram.
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About Root Beer Moonshine

Raymond Fairchild’s Root Beer White Lighting is a moonshine produced in small batched by Elevated Mountain Distilling Co. Their distilling operations take place in the beautifully serene location of Maggie Valley, North Carolina.

With access to some of the most pure mountain water in the United States, Elevated Mountain’s craft spirits start with local roots right in Haywood County, NC. You can learn more about their spirits here and even reserve your spot on one of their tasting tours.

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