So, right about the time I thought we wouldn’t get an actual “winter” in Tennessee, Mother Nature was like, “hahaha, made you look,” and sent a nice little cold snap our way. It didn’t get out of the 30s for several days, and now they might be calling for snow? I thought I left snow behind in Pennsylvania. As a coping method, I mixed up a new vodka cocktail that makes me think of warmer, sunnier spring days.
I’m back with another fun, easy cocktail recipe! A few weeks ago I shared recipes for some summer fruit whiskey smash drinks, which were delicious. But the cocktail creations don’t stop there. This time, I experimented with vodka—which I usually don’t go for—and a ginger liqueur called Big O. It’s in the same portfolio as the JW Kelly & Co. bourbon I used before, so I knew I would like it.
I’m a whiskey girl, and I love a good Old Fashioned. If you’ve never had one, an Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail made with whiskey, bitters, a sugar cube and orange rind or slice. They’re oddly refreshing and a well-made Old Fashioned is well worth the money (they can be a bit pricey).
But sometimes I wish they were a bit more drinkable, at least in large quantities, like for a party. How do you make a drink more drinkable? I made it into an Old Fashioned Punch!