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Our Old Fashioned Christmas

Our Old Fashioned Christmas

Jeremy shows you our version of an Old Fashioned Christmas - Guildbrook Farm style!

Have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season from all of us at Guildbrook Farm!

Old Fashioned Bourbon Christmas Cocktail:
2 oz Bourbon
1-2 Tbsp Cold Simple Syrup (1 part sugar dissolved in 1 part water)
2-3 Drops Angostura Aromatic Bitters (http://amzn.to/2is9tO8)
3 Slices Orange w/ Rind
1-2 Maraschino Cherries and Juice (http://amzn.to/2is84Y7)
Ice
Water

To make simple syrup:
Dissolve 1 part sugar in 1 part water and chill (We use 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water).

To make drink:
Muddle 3 orange slices in a glass. Scoop out orange pieces, if desired. Add simple syrup, bourbon, ice, and bitters. Add a splash of maraschino cherry juice, if desired. Fill glass with ice and water. Garnish with cherries and orange wedge.

Using Mylar Bags for Food Storage

Using Mylar Bags for Food Storage

Saving Meat Drippings for Bouillon and Fat

Saving Meat Drippings for Bouillon and Fat