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….
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.