The Añejo Old Fashioned is crafted using añejo tequila, a tequila variety that undergoes a minimum one-year aging process. This type of tequila shares similarities with whiskey, as it is often aged in ex-whiskey barrels. During the aging process, the tequila absorbs the barrel’s flavors, resulting in delightful notes of vanilla, caramel, and spice, while retaining the beloved roasted agave essence cherished by tequila enthusiasts. To create this satisfying and delectable cocktail, aged tequila is combined with bitters and agave nectar, providing a familiar and enjoyable taste experience.
This delightful recipe originates from esteemed New York bartender Julie Reiner, renowned for her contributions to the city’s finest cocktail bars, such as Clover Club, Leyenda, and the former Flatiron Lounge. The Añejo Old Fashioned made its debut at the Flatiron Lounge in the early 2000s, captivating the taste buds of New Yorkers, and eventually gaining popularity across the nation.
Hello! We're The Shaken Cocktail and we're here for cocktail enthusiast to share their recipes with others. For the cocktail curious, we have a selection of classic recipes that have a long history of appreciation in the community. Check out these classics or upgrade your membership to see more recipes.