Camellia Fashioned - Tea Cocktail
Our Camellia Fashioned is a take on the granddaddy of cocktails, an Old Fashioned. But there’s nothing old fashioned about an Old Fashioned, in fact we should call it a New Fashioned, although this is actually an Old Fashioned but with Amaretto! Unlike an Old Fashioned, fashion comes and goes, flares or bell bottoms for example seem to be reinvented, becoming fashionable every decade. But the Old Fashioned existence and continued popularity lends itself to its simplicity allowing the primary liquor, Bourbon to shine. But don’t let that put you off. I’m not a Whisky or Bourbon drinker myself, yet miraculously this has become my go to tipple and if you already appreciate Whisky or Bourbon, or both, then you’ll be blown away by this modern take on an Old Fashioned.
Old Fashioned word count - 7!
What is a Camellia Fashioned?
It’s the chance to make Bourbon shine and because of its simplicity, stirred and not shaken, you can marvel at your creation anywhere, anytime. Careful selection of Bourbon is advised and a Bourbon that offers an easy finish and smoothness is best. We recommend Basil Haydens - Kentucky Straight, chosen for its flavour profile and smooth finish. This Bourbon scrumptiously compliments the Camellia Black Tea Liqueur, highlighting citrus notes and adding waves of sweet caramel. It’s a most perfectly balanced drink with undertones of cinnamon and rye spice, which magnificently pairs with tea tannins and bitters. It’s our absolute go to tipple.
- 50ml Camellia Black Tea Liqueur
- 50ml Bourbon
- 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
- Large ice cube
- Orange peel twist
- Luxardo cherry (very optional)
- Serving glass - Old fashioned glass. Other names are rocks glass/lowball glass. Essentially they are a short tumbler used for spirits, neat or with ice.
- Jigger - Bartending tool/dual ended cup for measuring spirits that is normally dual ended (50ml/25ml)
- Bar spoon - Long-handled spoon used for mixing drinks.
- Channel knife - used to cut a twist from citrus fruits.
Cut a small twist from an orange using the channel knife and rub the strip of orange peel around the rim of the rocks glass. Cut a second but longer twist and gently roll the peel into a tight twist. Add the large ice cube to the rocks glass and pour over the Bourbon and Camellia Black Tea Liqueur. Add the bitters, lightly stir and add the orange twist.
Origin of Camellia Fashioned
Designed for theatrics and served on extraordinary occasions by our founder Jason Stephenson, Winter 2022. Approved and loved by all our guests and customers.