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At our “Men’s Only Dinner,” guests enjoyed sitting on the porch of the Roper House sipping old fashioneds containing lemon peels grown at the Miles Brewton House in the Historic District.

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1 large and uneven slice of lemon peel
1 brown sugar cube
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 dash Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6
1 oz. bottled water
1 ice sphere (or 2 large ice cubes)
2 oz. Van Winkle Special Reserve 12-year-old bourbon
1/4 orange slice for garnish
Sprig of mint for garnish


Place lemon peel, sugar cube, and both bitters into an old fashioned glass. Using a wooden muddler, muddle the ingredients firmly in the bottom of the glass. Add water, ice sphere, and bourbon. Stir with a spoon. Garnish with orange and mint. 

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