Fall Old-Fashioned



  • 2 cups bourbon
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 1 split vanilla bean
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 4 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • 2 ounces infused bourbon


  1. Place bourbon and spices in a glass jar with a lid.
  2. Allow to infuse for 24 hours, shaking occasionally.
  3. Strain the bourbon into a clean jar. This makes enough for 8 cocktails.
  4. Make the cocktail: Add the maple syrup, water, and bitters to the bottom of an old-fashioned glass.
  5. Add the ice and the bourbon, and stir for about 30 seconds.
  6. Garnish with orange peel: Rub a piece of orange peel around the rim of the glass and drop it in.

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