The Old Fashioned recipe is one of America’s 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.
This recipe, while from a trusted source, may not have been tested by the CHOW food
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