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…
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).
Start by adding two orange wedges and 4-5 maraschino cherries.
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.
Add a teaspoon of sugar.If that sounds like it will be too sweet for you - skip it! Place ice into the glass.
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.
Garnish with an orange slice and enjoy.
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