Parlour Room old fashioned cocktail

Breanne Teranishi - Sept. 28, 2022

Parlour Room CocktailAuthor: Layla Osberg

Inspired by their love for classic flavours, Murchie’s tea blender AJ Ward came up with Parlour Room using black tea, raspberry, strawberry, rose and smoke. Every lush note enchants the senses, evoking the rich interiors of a room from days of old while also seemingly modern and not to mention, a very good cuppa!

Interestingly enough, Parlour Room tea just so happens to taste a bit like a good whiskey - the beverage that would’ve been offered while sitting in someone’s parlour room at the turn of the century.

Parlour Room tea is a must try, even for tea purists, but it also got me thinking of another purist’s fancy, and that is the Old Fashioned cocktail. Using good whiskey (you know the kind that sounds like a sneeze when you pronounce it?) and this very simple recipe below, mix one up for yourself or when guests come by, hopefully seated in deep chairs and with low clouds hidden by thick chintz curtains, and be transported.

Parlour Room Simple Syrup Recipe


  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons Murchie’s Parlour Room loose tea
  • 1 ½ cups of white sugar


Steep Parlour Room loose tea in freshly boiled water for 3 minutes.

Strain the tea into a small pot and add the sugar. Stir well until dissolved and bring to a boil.

Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and let cool. Transfer to a clean bottle.

Parlour Room Old Fashioned Cocktail


  • 2 tablespoons Parlour Room simple syrup
  • ¼ cup whiskey
  • Ice
  • Club soda
  • Maraschino Cherry or orange peel

*This recipe is great as an alcohol free beverage


Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of Parlour Room simple syrup into your glass depending on how sweet you like it.

Add ¼ cup whiskey.

Fill the glass with ice; stir to combine and top up with club soda.

Add a maraschino cherry on top.

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