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."Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

1 drink


  • 1 -inch piece of vanilla bean (split)

  • 1 -inch piece of orange zest

  • ¼ ounce 1/4 Simple Syrup

  • 2 dashes of orange bitters

  • 2 ounces bourbon

  • Ice

  • 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.

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