Sugar Cube Orange Old Fashioned
ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS Dane Feldman

By Dane Feldman

Photo by Dane Feldman.

This recipe is inspired by Reclaiming Provincial‘s post about homemade sugar cubes using angostura bitters for a champagne cocktail. Instead, I opted to add a little bit of orange into both the sugar cubes and the old fashioned itself to create a more modern old fashioned.

What you’ll need for the sugar cubes:
2 cups brown sugar
3 tsp angostura bitters
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375.

Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour into a lined loaf pan. Bake for at least an hour or until the liquid hardens.

Score into cubes and refrigerate overnight or at least 2-3 hours. Then, cut the cubes out for using and refrigerate.

What you’ll need for the old fashioned:
2 oz bourbon
2 orange wedges
1 homemade sugar cube
Ice

Directions:
Muddle one orange wedge and one sugar cube in the bottom of a rocks glass. Add the ice and pour the bourbon over. Stir gently to ensure that the sugar cube mixes into the bourbon. Garnish with the second orange wedge.

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