RECIPE: Nutkrack Old Fashioned

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RECIPE: Nutkrack Old Fashioned

What's more Wisconsin than an Old Fashioned? An Old Fashioned garnished with Wisconsin-made extraordinary candied pecans from Nutkrack! This recipe is the perfect fall dinner cocktail or can compliment a snazzy snack board while you watch your favorite football team. Feel free to add your favorite sweet or sour soda. 

Makes 4 drinks
1 cup chopped Nutkrack classic pecans 
1 cup water
1/2 cup light brown sugar
4 strips orange rind
6-8 shakes orange bitters
½ cup bourbon or brandy
½ cup ground Nutkrack classic pecans
4 Nutkrack classic pecans (whole)
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring Nutkrack pecans, water, sugar, and orange rind to a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain and cool. Reserve candied orange rind.
  2. Dip the rim of four lowball glasses into water and then into ground Nutkrack pecans. Fill glasses with ice. Add 1 to 2 shakes of orange bitters and 1 ½ tablespoons of the pecan syrup. Stir until chilled, about 10 stirs.
  3. Pour 2 tablespoons of bourbon or brandy into each glass and stir until well chilled.
  4. Wrap candied orange rind around a Nutkrack pecan, secure with a toothpick and place on top of glass. Serve drink immediately.

Adapted with permission from Recipes | ILovePecans

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