The Story Behind The Low Blow

This is a tropical reimagining of an Old Fashioned. To make one, substitute the sugar cube for a bar spoon of cane syrup and a bit of Caribbean pineapple liqueur. Yang still uses the classic Angostura bitters, but he also adds a dash of chocolate mole bitters to the mixture.



  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/4 ounces pineapple liqueur
  • 1/4 ounces St. Elizabeth Allspice dram
  • 2 dashes chocolate bitters
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: orange twist


  1. Combine all ingredients in the glass.
  2. Stir, add 2x2 ice and stir again.
  3. Garnish with an orange twist.

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Updated: 2021-10-11

The Low Blow, a Take on the Old Fashioned