The bitterness of the caramelized sugar tempers the sweetness in this twist on an Old Fashioned.
- 6 ounces Kentucky bourbon
- Fee Brothers Old Fashion Aromatic Bitters or other aromatic bitters
- 4 orange coins or twists (for serving)
Burnt sugar syrup
Cook sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, without stirring, until it begins to turn golden brown around the edges. Stir to incorporate melted sugar and cook, stirring occasionally, until melted and a deep amber color. Remove from heat and, stirring constantly, gradually add ⅓ cup water (caramel will seize). Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until smooth, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a jar and chill.
For each cocktail, combine 1½ oz. bourbon, ¾ oz. burnt sugar syrup, and a dash of bitters in a rocks glass. Add a large ice cube and stir. Rub rim of glass with orange coin before garnishing.