Old Fashioned Recipe

Old Fashioned
Makes: 1 drink

The Old Fashioned recipe is one of America‚Äôs oldest cocktails. Its name is short for old-fashioned whiskey cocktail. The base for this drink is rye whiskey, which is rounded out by the addition of fruit. An Old Fashioned is, well, old-fashioned—but in an entirely laudable way. Its notoriety was so widespread that a glass was named for it.

What to buy: Rye is a rarity these days, so even the purist should not feel guilty about using bourbon. Old Fashioneds can also be made with blended whiskey or brandy.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 maraschino cherries
  • 2 slices of orange
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or 1 small sugar cube
  • 1 or 2 dashes of angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Muddle 1 cherry, 1 orange slice, and the sugar, bitters, and water in a chilled Old Fashioned glass. Remove the orange rind. Add the whiskey and ice; stir. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice.

This recipe, while from a trusted source, may not have been tested by the CHOW food team.
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