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Old Fashioned Cocktail

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Old Fashioned Cocktail
  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 5 min
  • Servings 1
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Old Fashioned Cocktail

The Old Fashioned earns its stripes, and you'll see why it's been a popular cocktail for a long time when you make it yourself!

Ingredients

2
orange wedges
4
or 5 Maraschino cherries
A few dashes of bitters
1
teaspoon sugar (less or no sugar if you prefer a less sweet drink)
2
ounces whiskey
Orange slice (for garnish)

Directions

  • 1 In a lowball glass, add the orange wedges and cherries. Add the bitters.
  • 2 Using a bar spoon or muddler, mash the fruit into a pulp. This release its sugars and ensures the juices will blend better with the whiskey.
  • 3 Add the sugar and place ice into the glass.
  • 4 Measure out two ounces whiskey and pour it into the glass. You'll notice that that this doesn't fill the entire glass, which is fine. This is a strong drink that's meant to be sipped.
  • 5 Stir the drink with the bar spoon (or any other spoon) so that the fruit and sugar move throughout the liquid.
  • 6 Garnish with an orang slice and serve!
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Step By Step  

This whiskey cocktail isn’t lying about its age - versions have been poured since the early 1800s.

As prepared by NY Barfly,

What may have started as an attempt to sweeten up some harsh whiskey has turned into a great introduction drink to the world of brown cocktails. 

The sugar from the fruits (and the spoonful that you’ll add) balances the potency of the spirit nicely. 

Here’s how to make this simple and sweet cocktail at home…


Old Fashioned Cocktail

You can build the drink directly in a lowball glass (which is sometimes known as an old fashioned glass due to the drink’s popularity). 



Old Fashioned Cocktail

Start by adding two orange wedges and 4-5 maraschino cherries. 



Old Fashioned Cocktail

Add a few dashes of bitters to the fruit. Using a bar spoon or muddler, mash the fruit into a pulp. This release its sugars insures the juices will blend better with the whiskey. 



Old Fashioned Cocktail

Add a teaspoon of sugar.If that sounds like it will be too sweet for you - skip it! Place ice into the glass. 



Old Fashioned Cocktail

Measure out two ounces of your favorite whiskey and pour it in. You’ll notice that that this doesn’t fill the entire glass, which is fine. This is a strong drink that’s meant to be sipped. 

Stir the drink with the bar spoon (or any other spoon) so that the fruit and sugar move throughout the liquid. 



Old Fashioned Cocktail

Garnish with an orange slice and enjoy.


nybarfly knows his drinks and also where to get the best sauce in Manhattan. Check out his blog site, NYBarfly and his Tablespoon profile — be sure to continue to check for more tips and suggestions for discovering new bevvies. 

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