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Vanilla Birch Old Fashioned at J. Lawrence in Bethel CT

Warm up your Winter with a Vanilla Birch Old Fashioned

It's COLD here in New England today at 27 degrees and it's actually unseasonable warm for January! Over at J Lawrence in Bethel CT they have a way of warming up the temperatures by serving some of the best winter cocktails around and this Vanilla Birch Old Fashioned does just that!

Vanilla Birch Old Fashioned at J. Lawrence in Bethel CT

Best of all, this recipe features not one but TWO local distributor's products! Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon and Hartford Flavors Wild MoonLiqueurs Birch Liqueur!

Vanilla Birch Old Fashioned

  • 1-1/2 ounce simple syrup (adjust sweetness to your preferences)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 ounce Vanilla Bourbon (we recommend Litchfield Distillery Vanilla Bourbon)
  • 1 ounce Birch Liqueur (we recommend Wild Moon Liquers Birch Liqueur)
  • 2 slices orange (save one for garnish)
  • 2  Luxardo cherries save one for an orange peel garnish)


Add the simple sugar and bitters to a rocks glass, one slice of orange, and one Luxardo cherries. Muddle ingredients. (Muddle means to gently crush them in the bottom of the glass)

Fill the glass with ice cubes, add Vanilla Bourbon and Birch Liqueur, and gently stir to combine.

Garnish with a Luxardo cherry and an orange peel. Add essence of peel around rim of glass.

Sip and enjoy!

J Lawrence Downtown

185 Greenwood Avenue
Bethel CT 06801

Remember to always cocktail responsibly

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