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How To: Make a Black Onyx Old Fashioned

Savory Spice Shop puts its own spin on a classic cocktail for Valentine’s Day. 

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^ 1. Make a simple syrup: Bring ¼ cup water to a boil and add ½ cup Savory’s Black Onyx Chocolate Sugar. Stir until dissolved and cool. Once room temperature, place ½ ounce of the simple syrup, 2 to 3 splashes angostura bitters, and 1 brandied or maraschino cherry in a chilled old fashioned glass. Muddle.

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2. Add ½ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice, 2 ounces whiskey (preferably rye), and a few ice cubes. Gently stir.

3. Garnish with an orange twist and a brandied or maraschino cherry. Sip and repeat.

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