old fashioned

So, here’s my final cheap, indulgent post of the week and boy is it indulgent!

Since moving to London, I’ve been drinking quite a few Old Fashioned’s… you know, those bourbon based cocktails. And, in my humble opinion, I have perfected a maple syrup based recipe. Well, recipe is used lightly here; I follow the basics of Bourbon, Angostura bitters and then just pour some syrup in. Simple and delicious.
Contrary to what this may lead you to believe, I am not a whiskey lover. I’m actually not fond of it all that much, I’ve tried to like it on many occasions and a good Old Fashioned is how I am learning. I do think the main reason I like this maple syrup version is because you can literally just taste the sugar, and I am so fine with that! Satisfies my sweet tooth perfectly.

I’m including this in my cheap indulgent week because, well, obviously this is as indulgent as you can get when just having a casual drink at home, and the majority of the products I use are from Aldi/Lidl. The bitter I’m pretty sure you can only get from bigger supermarkets or off-licenses, and is a standard £10 and I think this bottle of bourbon might’ve been around £10 too, and then the syrup wouldn’t have been more than a few pounds. So, all together no more than £25. That may seem like a lot, but the bitters last so so long it’s basically an investment and £10 for a whiskey is cheap! You’re crazy if you think not! The only downside, however, is, I enjoy this drink so much I can just knock it back without realising and go back for more and more… gets a bit messy after a while! haha!

I encourage anyone to try this drink, it is so simple and yummy, you will not be sorry!

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And I’ve done it! my five cheap, indulgent, cruelty free posts are all out and I am happy with each one! Without spending a penny extra than I usually would in my week. I think I’ll do another blog a day one week soon, I’ve enjoyed the challenge!

Thanks for popping by, abitofpeace x

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