Vanilla Old-Fashioned

Mas • New York City

"We use Madagascan or Tahitian vanilla beans in our cocktails," says co-owner Thomas Wilson. "They are extraordinarily expensive but really make the drink."

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • One 1-inch piece of vanilla bean, split
  • One 1-inch piece of orange zest
  • 1/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • Ice
  • 1 orange wheel

How to make this recipe

  1. In a rocks glass, muddle the vanilla bean and orange zest with the Simple Syrup and bitters. Add the bourbon and ice, stir and garnish with the orange wheel.

Contributed By Photo © Frances Janisch Published October 2006

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