For today’s Episode of Fiddler’s Favorites, we have the dynamic husband and wife duo of Michael and Rachael Ludwig bringing us their special twist to the "Old Fashioned" cocktail - now aptly named "New Fashioned."
A member of the Philly Pops first violin section, Rachael enjoys an active performing and teaching career. She has performed with ensembles such as the Buffalo Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, and Delaware Symphony. Rachael currently maintains an active teaching studio in South Jersey, and is General Manager and on the Board of Directors of the Roxborough Orchestra.
Michael enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist, recording artist, chamber musician and conductor. Michael’s discography includes recordings of the Beethoven Violin Concerto, Bruch Scottish Fantasy, and Dvorak Romance with the Virginia Symphony, as well as the Wieniawski Concerto No. 2, Corigliano Red Violin Concerto, and Sibelius Concerto with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Michael studied violin with his father, Irving Ludwig, who was a violinist in the Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director of the Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra.
These two bring us a fun rendition of this beloved drink along with a very special cocktail "serenade " from Michael. Many thanks you two!
RACHAEL'S "NEW FASHIONED"
- 2 oz Favorite Bourbon or Whiskey (I like Knob Creek or Maker’s Mark)
- .75 oz Smoked Maple Syrup (I like Sugar Bob’s)
- Few dashes Angostura Bitters
- Luxardo Cherries
- Orange twist
- Ice sphere or ice cubes
In a highball glass, pour in 1/2-3/4 oz Smoked Maple Syrup. Add a few dashes Angostura Bitters. Carefully place ice sphere into glass, or add ice cubes. Pour 2 oz of your favorite Bourbon over the ice. Add a skewer of two Luxardo cherries and orange twist, stir, and enjoy!
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