Looking For A Great Fall Drink Recipe?
To celebrate the launch of this year’s Woodford Proprietors Reserve we created the Burnt Orange Julep. Inspired by the classic Kentucky cocktail the Mint Julep, we made our own version using our Woodford Proprietors Reserve and burnt orange simple syrup. It is served over ice and garnished with a burnt orange.
Since the debut of the Burnt Orange Julep in the beginning of September, it has become one of our more popular cocktails. We thought we would share the recipe with you so you can bring a piece of The Pub with you to your next party. It is the perfect fall cocktail!
THE PUB’S OFFICIAL PROPRIETOR'S BLEND COCKTAIL: THE BURNT ORANGE JULEP
2 oz. - Woodford Reserve
½ oz. -Burnt Orange Simple Syrup
In a small rocks glass, over ice, combine 2 oz. of Woodford and Burnt Orange Simple Syrup.
Garnish with a burnt orange twist made by Channel Knife.
BURNT ORANGE SIMPLE SYRUP
3 Oranges (medium sized)
1.5 oz. - Orange Zest made with Channel Knife
1 cup - White Sugar
1 cup - Water
Using a Channel Knife, zest about 3 medium oranges to get 1.5 oz. of orange zest into large rarebit.
Use brulee torch to blacken the zest.
Pour into pan under low heat.
Pour 1 cup of sugar into rarebit (to pick up all remaining oils).
Next, pour sugar into pan.
Using a spatula, mix orange zest and sugar over heat for 1 minute. Next, add 1 cup of water.
Stir to combine.
Pour syrup through a strainer into squeeze bottle.
Of course, when you drink a Burnt Orange Julep at The Pub, we use our own Woodford Reserve Proprietors Blend. When you make the cocktail at home you can use the regular Woodford Reserve for your Burnt Orange Julep but we think it drinks best with our own proprietor blend.