A “St. Louis Old-Fashioned” made with 2 1/4oz of Schnucks Supermarkets bourbon, 1/3oz of St. Louis-made ginger liqueur called “Big O”, 1/3oz of St. Louis City water (voted “Best Water in the Nation”), and 3 dashes of Angostura bitters (from Trinidad & Tobago) and garnished with a lemon twist.
I turned to an old favorite of mine, a “501”, to celebrate the end of the remote-work week yesterday evening. After a long day, a happy hour tipple with my wife before dinner is always a special treat.
My wife doesn’t like her drinks to be as boozy as I do mine so I oftentimes modify the recipes to suit her taste. So instead of the original single recipe of 1 1/2oz blanco tequila, 3/4oz ginger liqueur, 1/2oz lemon, and 1/4oz Aperol, I made two drinks using the following amounts: 3oz blanco tequila, 2 1/4oz ginger liqueur (Big O brand), 1 1/2oz lemon, and 3/4oz Aperol. Basically I doubled the tequila for two drinks but tripled all the other less stiff ingredients.
It worked out well and was a very nice start to our quarantined weekend, cheers!