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The Benton’s Old Fashioned

Season 1, Ep. 37

In this episode, we’re joined by Jeff Bell, owner of New York’s PDT, to discuss the allure of speakeasies, the genesis of “fat-washing” spirits, and the iconic modern classic that ties both topics together: The Benton’s Old Fashioned. Listen on (or read below) to discover Bell’s Benton’s Old Fashioned recipe — and don’t forget to subscribe! 


The Benton’s Old Fashioned Recipe 



- 2 ounces bacon-infused Four Roses bourbon 

- ¼ ounce maple syrup, such as Deep Mountain Maple 

- 2 dashes Angostura bitters 

Garnish: orange twist 



1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. 

2. Stir until cold and strain into a chilled rocks glass with a large, clear cube of ice. 

3. Garnish with a small orange twist. 


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