Confessions of a Mixologist: Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a cocktail staple and has stayed the most consistent since its origin compared to other long standing cocktails. In the early 1800's when the word "cocktail" was defined as a "potent concoction of spirits, bitters, water and sugar," the Old Fashioned was called a bittered sling. The only slight change we've seen over the past 200 years or so is the popular switch from rye whiskey to bourbon.

   

Old Fashioned

 

Ingredients:

2 oz Bourbon or Rye

.5 oz simple syrup

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

  Simple Steps:

Build in double old fashioned glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange peel.

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