In my retirement, I have decided to begin experimenting with drink mixing on a very small scale. I like experimenting with seasoning on foods, so why not experiment with drink mixtures until I find something I really like. My wife ran across an old fashioned that used the traditional bourbon with maple syrup and black walnut bitters; which we had not tried. Well, it is excellent! Maple syrup makes a great replacement for simple syrup.
So, I thought; well I wonder what it would be like using tequila instead. Below is the result. It is fantastic!

Richard Turner, June 5, 2021

Tanglewood Old Fashioned

2 Oz. El Charro Reposado Tequila *
1-1/2 teaspoons of pure maple syrup.
3 dashes of Black Walnut Bitters.
Add ice and stir.

* from the bar code on the tequila:
El Charro Reposado Tequila 750ML
El Charro Tequila of great brightness, golden color, great scent and body, deeply amezcalado; 100% agave, product of the most careful distillation and tamely rested in our diggings during six months. According to The Tequila Lover's Guide to Mexico by Lance Cutler, El Charro Reposado has the following attributes: pale yellow color. Complex agave with moderate to macho intensity. Notes of white pepper and citrus. The first flavor to hit is caramel, closely followed by agave, pepper, and oak. The aftertaste is medium sweet, smoke and oak dominate finish. Category: Reposado Region: Mexico Producer: El Charro Alcohol: 40.0%

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