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How to Make the Angel’s Envy Henderson Old Fashioned


A rich and robust cocktail packed with festive flavor, The Henderson replaces a simple sugar syrup with a ruby port iteration for its take on the world’s best-selling cocktail, The Old Fashioned.

Secondary finished in hand-selected port wine barrels, ANGEL’s ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon has a distinct level of flavor and complexity to each drop. Here, combined with a ruby port syrup that uses festive cloves and oranges, its notes of vanilla, ripe fruit, maple syrup, toast and bitter chocolate are brought to the fore. 

Yield: 1

Henderson Old Fashioned


  • 50ml ANGEL’S ENVY Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels
  • 5ml ruby port syrup*
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass
  2. Add ice
  3. Stir, stir, stir
  4. Strain into rocks glass
  5. Garnish with an orange twist 


Ruby port syrup:
50ml bottle of good quality ruby port wine
1⁄2 Madagascar vanilla bean
3 oranges (with bumpy, oily skin)
10 whole cloves
500-800g Demerara sugar

1. In a saucepan combine the cloves, the vanilla bean (cut lengthwise, retain the seeds), and the port 

2. Peel the orange and express the oil from the peel onto the surface of the port Cut the peeled oranges into 8 pieces and add to the pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer, uncovered, until reduced by 25% 

3. Remove from heat and strain 

4. Measure the strained port so it is approximately 250ml and add it back to the pot along with 130g sugar 

5. At low-medium heat, stir port and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved 

6. Remove from heat, allow to cool, and store in an airtight vessel 

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