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You can use the vanilla and cinnamon syrups beyond this cocktail. The cinnamon syrup plays well with rum, and we're partial to the vanilla syrup mixed with whiskey and Coca-Cola.

Recipe adapted from Jason Litrell, Death & Co., New York City

Clandestino Old Fashioned
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Make this Clandestino Old Fashioned cocktail from Jason Litrell at Death & Co. in New York City.
Servings
1
cocktail
Ingredients
  • Vanilla syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • Cinnamon syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 7 cinnamon sticks
  • Cocktail
  • Ice
  • 1 dash Fee Brothers whiskey barrel-aged bitters
  • 1 teaspoon Campari
  • 1/6 ounce vanilla syrup
  • 1/6 ounce cinnamon syrup
  • ½ ounce Rittenhouse 100-proof rye
  • 1½ ounces Old Weller Antique 107 bourbon
  • 1 large ice cube
  • Orange peel
Directions
  1. Make the vanilla syrup: In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine the sugar and 1 cup water and cook until the sugar dissolves. Transfer to a lidded container and add the vanilla pod and seeds. Cover and let sit overnight. Discard the vanilla pod.
  2. Make the cinnamon syrup: In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine the sugar and 1 cup water and cook until the sugar dissolves. Transfer to a lidded contained and add the cinnamon bark. Cover and let sit overnight. Discard the cinnamon.
  3. Make the cocktail: Fill a mixing glass with ice. Add the bitters, Campari, vanilla syrup, cinnamon syrup, rye and bourbon and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with the large ice cube and garnish with the orange peel.
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