Sorghum Old-Fashioned

updated Nov 17, 2020
Sorghum Old-Fashioned

This twist on a classic Old-Fashioned swaps the simple syrup out for sorghum syrup, which lends depth and richness.

Makes1 drink

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Credit: Brittany Conerly

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What is it about an Old-Fashioned that feels right for Thanksgiving 2020? Well, it’s pretty much just straight-up liquor. And given how wild the news cycle has been in November alone, we think you deserve something that has some punch.

Credit: Brittany Conerly

Sorghum Old-Fashioned

This twist on a classic Old-Fashioned swaps the simple syrup out for sorghum syrup, which lends depth and richness.

Makes 1 drink

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1/4 ounce

    sorghum syrup or molasses

  • 4 to 5 dashes

    Angostura bitters

  • 2 1/2 ounces

    spirit of choice, such as bourbon, rye, scotch, rum, or tequila

  • Ice

  • Orange slice, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place 1/4 ounce sorghum syrup and 4 to 5 dashes Angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass and stir until the bitters have folded well into the sorghum. Add 2 1/2 ounces spirit of choice. Fill the glass with ice and stir until well chilled. Garnish with the orange slice.

This recipe is part of Kitchn’s Food Fest, a two-day joyful, virtual feast.