Brown-Butter Old Fashioned

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

Fat-washing is a simple process that infuses liquor with all the alcohol-soluble flavors in fat. This is a great trick to fancify any not-so-great whiskey into something smooth and rich. As a bonus, the butter becomes flavored with spicy notes of bourbon, perfect for your next batch of shortbread or for basting a pan-seared steak.

This recipe is for a batched drink, which transforms the whole bottle of whiskey into 12 cocktails, so guests can help themselves throughout an evening. Feel free to multiply the batch as needed.

Published at Fri, 10 Aug 2018 12:55:23 +0000