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How to Make a Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail

The Old Fashioned is a timeless cocktail. A few ingredients —a sugar cube, angostura bitters, and whiskey — marry over a large ice cube with an orange twist for a delicious sipping experience.

What Is an Old Fashioned?

The Old Fashioned’s roots date back to the 18th century when it was just known as the Whiskey Cocktail and was made with bitters and whiskey, no ice.

The drink lost some popularity when the apple martini and other candy-like concoctions took over, it regained its popularity in the 1990s and now it’s nearly impossible to go into a cocktail bar and not find a variation of it on the menu.

Old Fashioned Recipe

Ingredients – 1 sugar cube – 2 dashes Angostura bitters – 2 oz. bourbon or rye of choice – Orange twist and brandied cherry

Directions 1. Place the sugar cube in a rocks glass and add bitters, allowing the bitters to soak into the sugar. 2. Muddle the bitters and sugar together. 3. Add bourbon or rye and stir. 4. Add one large ice cube or a few smaller cubes. Stir until thoroughly chilled, about 20-30 seconds. 5. Garnish with an orange twist and a brandied cherry.

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