The Overlord Cocktail

Like an Old Fashioned but with an added squeeze of fresh orange juice, The Overlord warms up skiers in Whistler, British Columbia after a day on the slopes.
Photo by Aaron Graubart

Courtesy Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Whistler, BC.

Just north of Vancouver, Whistler is noted for its European-style charm and sweeping mountain vistas. The area acquired additional cachet when it hosted events during the Winter Olympics held in 2010. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Olympic Park also offers snowshoeing, tobogganing and ski jumping.

Afterward, head to the Fairmont Chateau Whistler to warm up with drinks like The Overlord, created by the beverage manager, Guillaume Noel. The cocktail bears a passing resemblance to the classic Old Fashioned, but it’s brightened by a squeeze of fresh orange.

While most cocktails that involve juice are shaken, this drink is stirred to preserve the delicate aromatics of oils from the orange peel. Another popular drink at the resort is the Canadian Coffee, an Irish Coffee-style hot sipper sweetened with Canada’s famed maple syrup.

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Ingredients
  • 1½ ounces Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • ¾ ounce sweet vermouth
  • ¼ ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 1 dash orange bitters
  • 1 orange wedge
  • Orange peel, for garnish
Directions

In mixing glass, combine first four ingredients. Squeeze orange wedge into glass, then drop into glass. Scoop in ice and stir. Strain into Old Fashioned glass over fresh ice. Garnish with orange peel.

Published on November 24, 2017
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She's the author of Shake.Stir.Sip.: 40 Effortless Cocktails Made In Equal Parts (Chronicle Books, 2016) as well as ROAD SODA: Recipes and techniques for making great cocktails, anywhere (Dovetail Press, 2017). Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net



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