Peanut butter and chocolate are a popular combination. But peanut butter and an Old Fashioned?
Interesting team, right? I love peanut butter and Old Fashioneds. So I was intrigued when I saw this advertisement in the Newark (EWR) Delta Sky Club a couple of days ago:
I asked the bartender if the Peanut Butter Old Fashioned was any good. He shrugged and said, “People seem to like them.”
So with that endorsement, I ordered one.
Delta Sky Club Peanut Butter Old Fashioned Review
The Delta Sky Club Peanut Butter Old Fashioned is a premium beverage and not offered as a complimentary cocktail. (My subtotal was $12.80 before the tip. I paid with my Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card; a previous Sky Club beverage charge coded as a Delta purchase and I earned bonus points.)
I thought it interesting that the drink’s advertisement mentions Woodford Reserve Rye Personal Selection. But the bartender poured from a Wood Reserve Distiller’s Select Bourbon.
He mixed simple syrup, the Woodford Bourbon, Angostura Aromatic Cocktail Bitters, and Monin Peanut Butter Syrup. Then he added a couple of orange peel slices.
So how was it?
Good but nothing too special. To be honest, I didn’t really taste much peanut butter — which is disappointing considering that the drink is called a Peanut Butter Old Fashioned.
The orange peel aroma was fairly strong — I don’t know if that offset the peanut buttery goodness. Or maybe the bourbon isn’t as good of a complement to peanut butter syrup as rye?
Don’t get me wrong: I still enjoyed it because as Old Fashioneds go, it’s decent. But I left hoping for more of a peanut butter essence.
Have you tried the Delta Sky Club Peanut Butter Old Fashioned? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the below Comments section!
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