If añejo tequila wants to go around masquerading as an Old Fashioned, that’s its business.
And we’re not going to stop it. But we are going to drink it.
See: the Gran Old Fashioned, which isn’t really an Old Fashioned in the old-fashioned sense. It’s more like two ounces of an American-oak-aged highlands tequila with vermouth, maraschino liqueur and amaro on backup.
In fact, that’s exactly what it is. Here, we’ll show you.
Gran Old Fashioned
2 oz Gran Cosecha Añejo Tequila
1 tsp maraschino liqueur
1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Nardini Amaro
Combine all of the above in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until perfectly diluted and strain into a glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.