An easy to make cocktail for an after dinner drink. The type of digestif that you wanna drink by the fireplace. It’s a simple twist on an Old Fashioned that highlights the oaky and spiced profile of Lot 40 Dark Oak. Franks is the name of the shed where I go to escape the city and have a little space. It is lit by a wood stove and is perfect to sip on whisky and relax.
2oz Lot 40 Dark Oak
0.5oz Date Syrup*
1 dash Ms Better’s Smoke & Oak bitters
1 dash Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir until well-chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with a date.
1 part pitted fresh dates
1 part brown sugar
1 part water
Add all ingredients into a pot, mix them and gently heat until sugar dissolves. Keep mixing until dates dissolve, then fine strain and store in the fridge.