Mauna Loa Breeze

Hawaiian and tiki drinks are always thought of as fruity and sugar-filled, [yet] this cocktail is actually an Old Fashioned variation. All the flavors absolutely invoke a breeze from the gentle slopes of Mauna Loa is a surprise for many guests.

  • 4 dashes orange bitters
  • 4 dashes Bittermens Elemakule Tiki bitters
  • 1/2 oz. orange Curaçao
  • 2 oz. macadamia nut-infused Bulleit Bourbon*
  • Orange peel, for garnish

Add all ingredients except garnish to a cocktail glass, add ice and stir until well-chilled. Strain and serve over a large rock ice ice and garnish with the orange peel.

*For the macadamia nut-infused Bulleit Bourbon:
Lightly pulse 4 1/4 oz. macadamia nuts in a blender, then toast them in the oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit or 4 minutes or until lightly golden brown and oily. Remove the nuts from the oven and add to a 750 ml bottle of room temperature Bulleit Bourbon. Seal the bottle and set aside for the day, shaking occasionally. Place the bottle in the freezer overnight. The following day, strain out solid using chinois and then a coffee filter. Keep the Bourbon refrigerated.

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