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Anejo Old-Fashioned Cocktail

Author: Chef Allan Schanbacher
Issue: December, 2008, Page 212
Makes 1 cocktail

1 sugar cube soaked in bitters
Half an orange slice
1 maraschino cherry
½ ounce blood orange (or regular orange) juice
½ ounce agave nectar or ¾ ounce simple syrup (see recipe below)
1 ½ ounces aƱejo tequila
Orange flag (half an orange slice folded around a maraschino cherry held with a cocktail pick), for garnish

Photo by Werner Segarra
Place sugar cube, orange and cherry in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker. Muddle into a pastelike consistency. Add blood orange juice, agave nectar and tequila; then add ice cubes. Shake vigorously. Place new ice cubes in an Old-Fashioned or rocks glass, or a brandy snifter; strain drink from mixing glass over ice. Garnish with orange flag.

Simple syrup: Combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook 1 minute. Allow to cool. 

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