By Jeanette Hurt

Holiday: Thanksgiving

More than ever before, women hold the power when it comes to booze—on both sides of the bar. Women make anywhere from sixty-five to seventy percent of all at-home alcohol purchases, and they’re driving up the numbers—and changing the preferences—at restaurants and bars.

“There’s a reason why whiskey has moved past vodka as the number one spirit in America, and it’s not because men just started drinking a lot more of it,” says Ann Tuennerman, founder of Tales of the Cocktail.

Women are tastemakers with excellent taste. If that’s something you’d like to toast to, we suggest this Scotch version of the Old Fashioned.

Whiskey Women Power cocktail

Whiskey Women Power

Recipe by David Allardice, Glenfiddich brand ambassador

2 oz. Glenfiddich 14-year-old Scotch (aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels)
¼ oz. simple syrup made using demerara sugar
2 dashes Angostura bitters
2 dashes orange bitters
garnish: orange peel
glass: rocks (also known as old-fashioned)

Add Angostura and orange bitters to glass, then add a large ice cube. Pour in Glenfiddich and simple syrup, stir, and garnish with an orange peel.

Whiskey Women Power old fashioned cocktail


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