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)
- 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.
- 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.
- Pour 2 tablespoons of bourbon or brandy into each glass and stir until well chilled.
- 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