Old Fashioned

Description
Bourbon, Bitters, Sugar, Lemon zest
Ingredients
3ozBourbon (or rye)
1cubeSugar (or 1 tsp simple syrup)
3dsBitters, Angostura
1twstLemon zest (as garnish)
Instructions
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
Notes
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.
History
The original cock-tail, a combination of whiskey, sugar, bitters, and ice.
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year1806
Created byPendennis Club, Louisville, KY.
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
ReferenceGary Regan, The Joy of Mixology. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_fashioned_cocktail
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Dan on 06/06/2010
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From other users

Add orange peel.
9:1 ratio: 3 oz bourbon, 1/3 oz simple; or 2 oz bourbon, 1 tsp simple (or 1 sugar cube). (5 stars)
Typically make mine short with 2 oz whiskey, 2 ds bitters, muddle orange peel with simple and bitters and then add ice and whiskey. (4 stars)

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