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Old Fashioned

Featured Whiskey Cocktail

@adcoulter
Old-fashioned

Rocks Glass

Anytime

2 Minutes

6 Ingredients

  • Sugar Cube : 1
  • Maraschino Cherry : 1
  • Orange Wedge : 1
  • Soda Water : 3 Dash(es)
  • Angostura Bitters : 2 Dash(es)
  • Rye : 1.5 oz

Recipe Instructions

Grab a rocks glass and add a sugar cube, bitters, and a bit of water. Muddle your ingredients until they dissolve. Then, fill the glass with ice cubes, while adding whiskey. Finish your drink by garnishing with an orange slice and a cherry.

From the Bartender

Listed as one of the six basic drinks in David A. Embury's The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, the Old Fashioned is a recipe that everyone (even you) should know something about. In fact, this cocktail is so classic that the tumbler-like glass it's served in ended up being named after it. That's right, folks you now know where the Old Fashioned glass gets it's name from.

The Old Fashioned's most popular origin story belongs to a man by the name of Colonel James E. Pepper, the man the cocktail was supposedly created in honor of at a gentleman's club by the name of the Pendennis Club. Pepper was a bourbon distiller who ended up bringing the drink with him to New York City, where this classic cocktail took on a life of it's own.

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