Make Evans & Peel's Executioner cocktail

What better way to celebrate the anniversary of Repeal Day than with a twist on an old fashioned? Check out this killer recipe

Evans and Peel's Executioner cocktail

Makes 1

Preparation time 5 mins

Cooking time 0 mins

Ah, Repeal Day – the day America saw sense and brought an end to that ridiculous law that meant people couldn't drink. To celebrate its anniversary, the US's first ever bottled bourbon, Old Forester, has teamed up with Kensington speakeasy Evans & Peel to create The Executioner. It's a bit old fashioned-y, with a hit of zingy citrus and hickory smoke. If you can't get down there to try it this December, here's the recipe.


  • 45ml Old Forester
  • Pinch of salt
  • Two drops of Yuzu citrus oils
  • Two drops of hickory smoke
  • Dash of bitters
  • Blood (red cocoa butter and 7.5ml sugar syrup)


Put everything in a mixing glass with ice and stir thoroughly. Decant into glass bottle and freeze. Decorate serving glass with splashes of 'blood' and serve with frozen bottle. ;