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This brown butter bourbon cocktail is full of buttery flavor!
We wanted a slightly fall cocktail that was a little subtle. Not the big screaming flavors that are usually associated with fall, apple, pumpkin, maple. We have tried butter fat washed cocktails before, but wanted to have a different flavor in this one.
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What is Brown Butter Made Of?
We knew that browned butter would give us the flavor we were hunting after. With the heaviness of the browned butter, we didn’t add much simple syrup. The unctuousness of the bourbon didn’t need much to sweeten it up. We added in chocolate coffee bitters to give it more of dessert and breakfasty feel.
How do You Know if Butter is Brown?
What Ingredients are Needed for the Brown Butter Old Fashioned?
- Chocolate Coffee Bitters
- Simple Syrup
What is Fat Washing?
To fat wash alcohol, you just add a liquid like oil or melted butter to a spirit at room temperature. Let it sit for a bit, then chill everything in the freezer until the fat solidifies and can be skimmed off.
Other Old Fashioned Cocktails
This one is so flavorful and we hope you will try it out. Easy to make, the hardest part is fat washing the bourbon, so you do have to plan ahead slightly. But to make the actual cocktail is super fast and makes for a tasty tipple.
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Other Fat Washed Cocktails
- Coconut Oil Washed Mint Julep – Flair Project
- Bacon Old Fashioned – Barrel Aged Dad
- Duck Fat Sazerac – Honestly Yum
- Chorizo Negroni – Always Order Dessert
- Peanut Butter Bourbon Cocktail – Urban Daddy
This rich cocktail is a great buttery and flavorful twist on the classic Old Fashioned!
Brown Butter Old Fashioned
- 2 oz brown butter fat washed bourbon
- 2 dashes coffee chocolate bitters
- .25 oz simple syrup
Brown Butter Bourbon
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 4 oz bourbon
Brown Butter Fat Washed Bourbon
- Brown the butter in a small saucepan over low heat until the butter browns to a dark golden color.
- Pour butter into bourbon in a jar, and cover.
- Place jar in freezer for at least 2 hours.
- When fat has gone to the top and frozen, scrape off fat and strain bourbon through a cheesecloth.
- Store bourbon in a jar or bottle.
Brown Butter Old Fashioned
- This is a build in glass cocktail, so place an ice cube in a rocks glass.
- Pour bourbon over the top, add simple syrup and bitters.
- Stir to chill.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255 Total Fat: 11.5g Saturated Fat: 7.3g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 87mg Carbohydrates: 6g Protein: .1g
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