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Zillertaler Speck Old Fashioned


for 1 cocktail:
60 ml Bourbon
Fat Washing*
7.5 ml honey syrup
20 ml apple reduction
Angostura Bitter


Ice cubes
Block of ice

For the Bourbon
Fat Washing:
40 g Schinkenspeck
750 ml bourbon

For the honey syrup:
00 g honey
50 ml water
Orange zest
to taste
Vanilla from
the pod

For the apple reduction:
500 ml apple juice


  1. For the Bourbon Fat Washing, melt the fat from the Schinkenspeck at low heat for 5 minutes while stirring.

  2. Mix the melted fat with the bourbon, let sit for 4 hours and place in the freezer for at least 2 hours.

  3. Skim of the solid fat, filter the rest through a cloth and pour into a bottle.

  4. For the honey syrup, simmer honey at a ratio of 2:1 with water, orange zest and vanilla until you have a homogeneous liquid.

  5. For the apple reduction, simmer the apple juice and let it reduce by half.

  6. Stir Bourbon Fat Washing, honey syrup, apple reduction and 2 splashes of Angostura Bitter in a mixing glass over ice cubes and strain onto a block of ice in the pre-cooled tumbler glass.

  7. Garnish with mint.