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The Newmarket Fashioned

The Newmarket Fashioned 1.000

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Spirits Mar 12, 2021

A boozy old-fashioned riff served at the Bang Bang Bar at the Teeling Distillery in Dublin, the Newmarket Fashioned is named for a famous square in the city that was once the center of the grain trade for area distilleries. The spice syrup is very flexible — use whatever combinations you like — and designed to highlight, rather than obscure, the whiskey.

Make Ahead: The spice syrup needs to be made and chilled at least 1 hour before you plan to make the drink.

Storage Notes: The spice syrup can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.


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Tested size: 1 servings

  • For the spice syrup
  • 1 cup (240 milliliters) water
  • 1 cup (210 grams) demerara sugar (may substitute with Turbinado or light brown sugar)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon grated dark chocolate (optional)
  • For the drink
  • Ice, preferably one large cube and small regular cubes
  • 2 1/2 ounces Teeling Small Batch Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce spice syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Cinnamon stick, for garnish

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Make the syrup: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the water, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and chocolate (if using), stirring to mix. Bring to a boil, and cook at a rapid boil for 30 seconds, then remove from the heat and let cool completely.

Make the drink: Add the large ice cube in a rocks glass. Add ice cubes to a mixing glass, then follow with the whiskey, spice syrup and bitters and stir briefly to combine. Strain into the rocks glass and garnish with the cinnamon stick.

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Recipe Source

Recipe from Robert Caldwell, brand ambassador and bartender at the Bang Bang Bar at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Dublin.

Tested by M. Carrie Allan.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 192

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 2mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 8g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 8g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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