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Boerewors Old Fashioned cocktail- Molecular Bars Feature

Boerewors Old Fashioned Cocktail recipe

Created by Domenico de Lorenzo & Dino Barista of  Molecular Bars, the Boerewors Old Fashioned cocktail is one of the most unique drinks you’ll ever taste. Nobody would ever have guessed that boerewors had a place in mixed drinks, but this might very well become your new favourite. Robust and delicious!

Boerewors Old Fashioned cocktail- Molecular Bars Feature

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Serves: 1 Time: 1 hour 20 minutes + 1 hour, to chill

Ingredients

  • 375ml Jim Beam Bourbon
  • 500g boerewors
  • 12,5ml (½ shot glass) sugar syrup
  • (recipe on page 95) or 1 sugar cube
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • ice cubes
  • orange zest, to serve

Instructions

1

Fat wash Jim Beam by frying boerewors in a pan over medium-high heat and adding fat from the pan to a bottle of Jim Beam. Shake the bottle and repeat every 20 minutes for an hour.

2

Place the Jim Beam into the freezer until the fat has solidified on top of the alcohol, about 1 hour.

3

Remove the Jim Beam from the freezer, break open the fat seal and strain the spirit through a coffee filter to remove the remaining pieces of fat.

4

To create the cocktail, add 12,5ml of sugar syrup or 1 sugar cube to a tumbler or rocks glass. Add 2 dashes of bitters and 2 ice cubes. Stir until ice has half-melted, add 25ml of boerewors-infused bourbon and 2 more cubes of ice. Stir until the ice has half-melted. Add another 25ml of boerewors bourbon and 2 ice cubes. Stir until ice has half-melted. Top with ice and garnish with orange zest.

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