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Roper House Old Fashioned

At our “Men’s Only Dinner,” guests enjoyed sitting on the porch of the Roper House sipping old fashioneds containing lemon peels grown at the Miles Brewton House in the Historic District.
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1 large and uneven slice of lemon peel
1 brown sugar cube
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 dash Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6
1 oz. bottled water
1 ice sphere (or 2 large ice cubes)
2 oz. Van Winkle Special Reserve 12-year-old bourbon
1/4 orange slice for garnish
Sprig of mint for garnish


Place lemon peel, sugar cube, and both bitters into an old fashioned glass. Using a wooden muddler, muddle the ingredients firmly in the bottom of the glass. Add water, ice sphere, and bourbon. Stir with a spoon. Garnish with orange and mint.