A simple yet complex and delicious bourbon drink, Spice Market Old-Fashioned is one of JW Marriott’s Cocktails with Purpose creations—found on the Lobby Lounge menu at JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America. The beverage program, created in collaboration with New York-based Tippling Bros. and with the guidance of nutritionist Keri Glassman, emphasizes well-being and sustainability in its “garden to glass” cocktails. JW mixologists use fresh, seasonal and healthy ingredients to craft better-for-you drinks that are meant to be sipped and savored. Maple syrup, one of the well-being factors in the Spice Market Old-Fashioned, is noted as a good source of manganese— essential for energy production and antioxidant defense.

INGREDIENTS:
—2 oz. Knob Creek Kentucky Bourbon
—.5 oz Garam Masala Spiced Maple Syrup
—2 dashes Bitter End Moroccan Bitters
—orange twist for garnish

DIRECTIONS:
1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass.
2. Add ice and stir thoroughly.
3. Strain over fresh ice into a double old-fashioned glass.
4. Garnish with a tailored geometric orange twist.

Courtesy of JW Marriott’s Cocktails with Purpose program

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