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If your usual old fashioned recipe is feeling a little stale, try this variation from bartender Chase Bardole. Familiar yet complex, it makes everything old feel new again. 

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Recipe by Chase Bardole



  • 2 dashes fig & cinnamon bitters
  • ¼ oz pure maple syrup
  • ¼ oz Skip Rock Distillery Nocino walnut liqueur
  • 1 oz Lairds apple brandy
  • 1 ½ oz Rittenhouse Rye whiskey


Stir all ingredients in a rocks glass. Add 3-5 large ice cubes. Garnish with fire-roasted cinnamon stick.

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