A traditional drink mixing whisky, sugar & aromatic bitters
For the bitters
6 x Peppercorns
6 x Frozen or fresh Cherries
½ tsp Mixed Spice
½ Orange peel
50ml Whisky or Vodka
For the Old Fashioned
1 tsp Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Bitters
Splash light Tonic Water
Orange slice and Cherry to serve
For the bitters – (this total batch will create 10 servings)
Place all ingredients for the bitters into a small pan and bring to the boil.
As soon as the mix has boiled, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
When cool, strain through a fine sieve and set aside.
Keep the cherries for serving later.
Put the sugar, bitters and tonic water in a small tumbler.
Mix until the sugar dissolves.
Fill your glass with ice and stir in the whisky.
Add more tonic water if you like and mix.
Garnish with a slice of orange and cherry.