BronxCreated by John Anchundia
.5 oz Cafe Bustelo Cafe for large coffee ice cube*
2 oz Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond
.5 oz simple syrup
3 dashes of angostura bitters of choosing
Instructions: Stir with regular ice for 15 second then strain over fresh coffee cube*. Express orange oils into the drink and rub over the rim to enhance aroma. Optional: cherry on top.
*a coffee cube can be made to your personal taste based on how you normally enjoy your coffee with half the amount of sugar since we already have simple syrup in our cocktail.
Long IslandCreated By Tracy Johanna
1.5 oz Old Forester Rye
.75 oz Winter Spiced Syrup
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Instructions: Stir all ingredients with ice, strain into a rocks glass, express a fresh orange twist around the rim of the glass and garnish with whole spices (if you have them). My syrup was made like a typical simple syrup: equal parts sugar and water, bring to a boil and lower heat to simmer. When simmering, toss in your choice of spices (I used whole cinnamon sticks lightly cracked, cloves, and star anise) and reduce to desired consistency.
Staten IslandCreated By Anonymous
1/4 cup Old Forester 100 Proof
2-4 tsp Syrup Of Your Choice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Instructions: Combine ingredients in glass. Add ice. Stir. Types of Possible Syrups: Maple Syrup, Honey, Liqueurs, Jams, Canned Fruit Syrup, Jolly Ranchers, Tea Syrups, Frozen Fruit Puree, Soft Drink Reduction.
BrooklynCreated by Jennifer Sandella
2 oz Old Forester 86 Proof
.25 oz Smoked Maple Syrup
2 Dashes Fee Brother’s Black Walnut Bitters
Garnish w. Mini Waffle on Garnish Pick
Instructions: Stir all ingredients until you reach about 1 oz of dilution. Strain into chilled rocks glass with a large ice cube.
ManhattanCreated by Megan Marshall
2 oz Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Whisky
2 dash Mole Bitters
2 dash Angostura Bitters
1 sugar cube
.5 oz Cafe Bustelo Coffee Ice (or any dark roast coffee)
Instructions: Place the sugar cube in a mixing glass. Add both bitters on top of the sugar cube. Muddle lightly. Add all other ingredients. Stir and strain over a large coffee ice cube. Optional Garnish with your favorite beef jerky!
QueensCreated by Jena Ellenwood
1.75 oz Old Forester 86 Proof
.25 oz Ancho Reyes
1 barspoon Honey Syrup* (3 parts honey to 1 part water)
Pinch freshly ground Black Pepper
2 Dashes Ginger Bitters
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Instructions: Build in a rocks glass, add ice and stir. Optional Garnish: Cracked Pepper Dusted Fig Garnish
The Old ForesterOld Fashioneds
Once you try the winning Old Fashioneds from this year’s Battle of the Boroughs, be sure to try our Classic Old Fashioned and Perfect Old Fashioned. We won’t say they’re the best, but we won’t say they aren’t. Maybe give them a try and let us know. And for more information on Old Fashioneds, be sure to visit our What Is An Old Fashioned page.