Gingerbread old fashioned, inspired by Moravian cookies
Image courtesy of Broad Branch Distillery

Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Broad Branch Distillery creates fine ryes and spirits modeled after Blue Ridge Mountain distillation techniques. Their surrounding environment provides top quality ingredients along with inspiration for the spirits and cocktails they make. The distillery’s mixologists take a nod from local Moravian traditions by reimagining Christmas cookies in an all-grown-up form. The intensely spiced, wafer-thin Moravian cookie has a snappy crumb and deep flavors of allspice and ginger. Those spice notes drove this holiday-ready riff on the classic manhattan. With cookie-like elements from gingerbread syrup and baking spice-infused bitters, the resulting gingerbread old fashioned puts Moravian cookie flavors in a smooth, sophisticated beverage. 

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1 drink

  • ½ ounce gingerbread syrup
  • 2 dashes “Tropi-500” crude bitters
  • 1½ ounce Rye Fidelity
  • Garnish: Orange peel, cinnamon stick
  1. Add all ingredients to a double rocks glass with large ice (ice format optional). Stir until chilled. Express orange peel over the cocktail garnish along with cinnamon stick.
  • Recipe By
    Broad Branch Distillery in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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