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30 years of designing and handcrafting fine furniture and cabinetry
Michael J Lee
HALF CROWN DESIGN
FINE FURNITURE & CABINETRY
Andrew Fatato’s Fall Fashioned
2 cups water
2 or 3 whole cinnamon sticks
½ tablespoon whole cloves
¼ tablespoon whole allspice
½ whole nutmeg
2 cups sugar
In a saucepan, bring water and spices to a
boil. Cover, remove from heat, and allow
to cool to room temperature. Strain the
liquid to remove the spices. Return the
liquid to the pan and, over low heat, add
the sugar, stirring until it dissolves. Let
cool. The syrup can be kept in the
refrigerator for up to a week.
2 ounces rye whiskey
¾ ounce vatted Indian dark rum
¼ ounce spiced syrup (above)
2 dashes orange bitters
1 stick fresh cinnamon, for garnish
Place a large cube or two of ice in a glass.
Add the rye, rum, syrup, and bitters and
stir until incorporated. Grate fresh
cinnamon over the top for garnish.
an Old Fashioned or a spirit-heavy cock-
tail,” says Fatato, “I like to have a glass that
can accommodate a big chunk of ice rather
than little pieces. I want the guests to enjoy
the cocktail rather than rush before the
We didn’t rush at all. We savored every
minute, and when it was over, Ruettgers
reminded us we didn’t have to clean up.