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Cocktail of the Month: Old Mischievous Ways

by Norris Comer

Old Mischievious WaysThis month’s cocktail was created by Paul Ritums, owner of The Westy bar in West Seattle, and brought to our attention by Patti Bishop of Fremont Mischief Distillery. This cocktail has been a long time favorite at Fremont Mischief, and if those whiskey pros like it, you know it’s good. The purist recipe demands some limited edition Storm Tossed Rye Whiskey aged upon Deadliest Catch boats the F/V Northwestern and the F/V Cornelia Marie. We threw in Paul’s spiced simple syrup recipe for good measure.

Old Mischievous Ways

  • 2 oz Storm Tossed Rye Whiskey (Captain Sig’s is recommended for this one)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Spiced Simple Syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Long strip of orange peel as garnish

In a mixing glass, combine all liquid ingredients. Add ice and let sit until well-chilled. Strain into an ice-filled Old-Fashioned glass. Take wide strip of orange peel and express oils over glass and run peel around rim. Place the peel in finished cocktails.

Spiced Simple Syrup

  • 1 1/2 cups fine sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped, dried orange peel
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 whole star anise

Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil stirring until sugar is dissolved. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Filter out solids using a fine mesh strainer. Bottle and keep refrigerated.

We’re thirsty for more drink recipes, so send your favorites with high-resolution pictures to norris@nwyachting.com for a chance to appear in the next issue.

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