FrootLoop Old Fashioned

A recent trip to Paris (with the Benedictine Tour) found me in Bar le Forum, where I happened to meet Simon Difford of Difford’s Guide and CLASS magazine. When last orders came, I asked Simon (a regular at the bar) for a recommendation and the result was somewhat unexpected.

I was given an off-menu special that consisted of a Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned with maple syrup as the sweetener and garnished with Froot Loops (complete with spoon). Froot Loops are an American breakfast cereal that consists of brightly coloured cereal hoops with fruit flavours.

After some research on-line I found the recipe here.

50ml of Maker’s Mark

1-2 bar-spoons of Maple syrup

2 dashes of Angostura Orange Bitters

1 generous bar-spoon of Froot Loops on top for the garnish

Serve in an Old Fashioned glass, on the rocks….

The Taste
Despite the garnish’s vibrant colours, the Froot Loops did not affect the drink; their glazed coating stopped them from going soggy too quickly and the underlying Old Fashioned was delicious. When you wanted a little snack, there were the Froot Loops! It was only in the last dregs of the drink that the flavour of the Loops became particularly evident.

All-in-all, this was a drink that not only looked novel and was memorable, but one that tasted good, too. Thank you to for his creation and to Simon for the recommendation.

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About DTS

partial to a martini? to a smoke-hazed gin joint & a perfect tipple poured with the style, swank & skill of a true aficionado? …then pull up your stool to the bar, prepare to stock up your cocktail cabinet & get ready to drink it all in as we introduce you to a stitch in times’ resident barman… David T. Smith is a drinks enthusiast currently residing in the U.K. a long-time fan of tasting & exploring various types of alcohol, he has a fascination for vintage spirits and cocktails, in particular their heritage & origins; this was strengthened last year when he presented a talk and accompanying monograph on the Martini. it was as a result of his research of this topic that he was introduced to drinks paraphernalia, & he is now the happy owner of a colourful collection of bottles, books, and gadgets from a wide range of eras… an avid believer in the validity and variety of personal opinion, particularly in the subjective area of tasting, he enjoys hosting tasting sessions for friends, constantly challenging them to find their own favourite tipple. in addition to all of this, he is also interested in economics, three-piece suits, board games & keeping alive the art of engaging in enjoyable conversation with a good glass of port whilst surrounded by pipe smoke… Thanks to Analiebe for writing this rather flattering blurb for me.

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