Earl Grey Old Fashioned

Earl Grey Old Fashioned
(serves 20 in a 10 oz. rocks glass filled with ice)

10 c Four Roses Bourbon (any Whiskey or Bourbon will do, but this is my preference)
3 c brewed Refutea Colombo Creme Earl Grey (steep 1.5 ounce package of loose tea in 3 ½ cups water for 4 minutes and then strain.  Avoid making this more than a day ahead for freshness - the tea will take on a cloudy color the second day.)
3 ½ c brown sugar syrup (combine 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar with 2 ½ cups water, boil until combined - use 3 cups syrup if you like your drink LESS sweet)
2 oranges, peeled with a Y peeler or carrot peeler into 20 large pieces)
1 jar Luxardo Cherries
Aromatic Bitters, served on the side (I suggest 6 drops per 10 oz. rocks glass)

Combine bourbon, tea, and brown sugar syrup in a large serving container. Serve over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with an orange peel, 2 cherries, and 6 drops of  bitters. Enjoy!



Earl Grey Old Fashioned