A classic Old Fashioned with a meaty twist. This sweet and savory cocktail might put off vegetarians, but for those who partake of meat, the use of tapa fat wash with Jack Daniel’s adds a different dimension to the usual beverage. It’s what you expect a good Old Fashioned to be, with the added layers of flavor. Definitely worth a shot.


  • 60 ml tapa-infused Jack Daniel’s
  • 2-3 dashes angostura bitters
  • 15 ml simple syrup
  • 500 ml Jack Daniel’s
  • 200 g cooked tapa (pan-fried) Pan fry tapa.
  • Pour bourbon and stir for 3 minutes.

How to make tapa-infused Jack Daniel’s:

  1. Pan fry tapa.
  2. Turn off heat and let sit until cool.
  3. Strain into container using cheesecloth and put in fridge.
  4. Remove lard on top of bourbon. Strain until satisfied with clarity of bourbon.

How to make the cocktail:

  1. Add ingredients in a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice and stir until chilled through.
  3. Strain in a rock glass, add ice.
  4. Garnish with orange peel and dried meat.

Video by Star Sabroso • Photography by Chapter One Studio • Food and props styling by Chichi Tullao 

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