Vanilla Old-Fashioned, Mas , New York City
© Frances Janisch

Vanilla Old-Fashioned

  • SERVINGS: makes 1 drink

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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  1. One 1-inch piece of vanilla bean, split
  2. One 1-inch piece of orange zest
  3. 1/4 ounce Simple Syrup
  4. 2 dashes of orange bitters
  5. 2 ounces bourbon
  6. Ice
  7. 1 orange wheel
  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.