Christmas came early this year for Berlin cook Susan Choi and her business partners, Shawn Beck and Damien Guichard. Just about a week ago, they were handed the keys to a space in Mitte that will eventually become their very own gastro pub.
Sylvia Cunningham speaks with Choi and Beck about the key to a great drink and what makes a successful bartender. Plus, step by step ingredients on making a Christmas-style old fashioned.
Recipe for a Christmas-Style Old Fashioned
60 mL (2 oz) of bourbon
10 mL (bar spoon) of maple syrup
Couple dashes of walnut bitters (orange bitters is a good substitute)
Orange peel (optional)
Combine the bourbon, maple syrup, and walnut bitters. Add ice and stir. For a fancy touch, sprinkle some cinnamon on top and garnish it with an orange peel. Then enjoy!
Photo by Sylvia Cunningham