Bourbon, Bitters, Sugar, Lemon zest
Wet sugar cube with bitters and a dash of soda or water in an old fashioned glass, muddle, add ice and whiskey, stir to dissolve thoroughly, garnish
Some prefer a fruity garnish, including an orange slice, lemon twist, and 2 maraschino cherries. Some top with a splash of soda. Perhaps more so than any other cocktail, the Old Fashioned may be endlessly varied by using different spirits, or by adding a dash of curacao, absinthe, or other liqueur. Some would argue that these latter additions make it an "Improved" cocktail.
The original cock-tail, a combination of whiskey, sugar, bitters, and ice.
|Created by||Pendennis Club, Louisville, KY.|
|Reference||Gary Regan, The Joy of Mixology. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_fashioned_cocktail|
|Posted by||Dan on 06/06/2010|
|Quickstart Cocktails||Classic Cocktails Vintage Cocktails|
From other users
Add orange peel.
Typically make mine short with 2 oz whiskey, 2 ds bitters, muddle orange peel with simple and bitters and then add ice and whiskey.
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