The old fashioned is one of the most well known drinks around, and it’s only getting more popular in recent time. If you’re reading this recipe, there’s a good chance you’re a young professional and therefore relatively new to the cocktail world. This means it’s time to get acquainted with the old fashioned if you aren’t already.
An old fashioned is known for its relative simplicity of ingredients, yet a notoriously tough drink to balance with the correct proportion of ingredients – so you may need a few tries with this. Experiment with the amount of ice, bitters and whiskey until you nail the perfectly balanced combination. Try this old fashioned recipe next time you’re looking to mix things up, and let us know how it turned out in the comments section below.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
- 1 bottle whiskey (Maker’s Mark is a great choice if you’re looking for a quality whiskey that won’t entirely break the bank)
- 1 bottle bitters (Angostura or Fee Brothers)
- 1 can or bottle of club soda
- Sugar cubes
- 1 orange and peeler
- 1 jar maraschino cherries
- In a lowball glass, drop one sugar cube (if you’re not a fan of whiskey, feel free to add a second).
- Add two full dashes of bitters and a very small amount (4 tbs) of club soda on the sugar cube.
- Muddle until you achieve a solid mixture at the bottom of your glass. (DDF Tip: If you don’t have a muddler, feel free to use the back side of a spoon or fork).
- Add ice until you reach almost the top of the glass.
- Add 1.5-2 oz of whiskey and mix thoroughly, being careful not to crush any ice.
- Using a peeler, shave off a strip of orange peel. Curl the peel and place inside the glass. Top with one maraschino cherry.
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