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“Use what you’ve got” cocktail creation

Leslie, Brand Ambassador for The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky,
launched a cocktail tutorial series on Instagram called “Use What You’ve Got”, whereas the name suggests,
you use whatever you have in your house while supplies might be low, to make
delicious classic cocktails with some ingredient subs when necessary. Today,
she is going to provide a step-by-step demonstration of a “Use What You’ve Got”
Old Fashioned while offering helpful substitutions.

Balvenie 14 Year Old Fashioned Recipe


parts Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask

part simple syrup

angostura bitters

Orange twist peel


Build ingredients over ice in an old fashioned glass. Garnish with orange twist.

Suggested Substitutions

Simple Syrup, Honey, Agave, Maple Syrup, Classic Sugar Cube, Liquor

Spirit: blend spirits

Orange twist: orange-flavored extract

Visit for more information and follow Naomi Leslie on Instagram at, @rogue_barkeep_balvenie and #usewhatyouvegotcocktails. Make sure you use her hashtag if you try it for yourself.