Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spirit of Albany: Roff Old Fashion

What more would you expect from one of the area's oldest hotels than a classic, yet ultimately delicious, cocktail? 
The Century House Restaurant's Roff Old Fashion is an old favorite with a twist... because there is a
twist of orange peel, get it? The cocktail's other ingredients, St. Germain, Manhattan Rye, orange bitters, and brown sugar simple syrup, marry extraordinarily well to create a smooth and refreshing taste. The inspiration behind this drink: 
"Manhattan Rye warms the chill of the bitter cold while the refreshing taste of St. Germain reminds you of the warmth of spring that is not too far away. This cocktail exemplifies the spirit of the people of Albany and the beauty and magic of our diverse seasons."
Looking to get this drink with dinner? Chef Michael Niccoli joked that whiskey goes with everything, and while I agree, he later suggested pairing it with steak or their Beef Short Rib Slider.

Watch this video to find out how to make this on your own:
Editor's note: We asked some of Albany’s best mixologists to create original cocktail recipes that embody the spirit of Albany, and we compiled those recipes into our 2015 Spirit of Albany Recipe Guide. (The ACCVB does not, in any way, condone drinking and driving so please designate a driver as we did for this series.)

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