Easy Old Fashioned Recipe You Can Make Without A Full Bar
A few years ago I tried an old fashioned at the bar for the first time. It was an upscale place, and I felt funny ordering my normal diet coke and whiskey combo. I fell in love with the old fashioned right off the bat. And it's not because I watch mad men either, although that has begun a bit of a comeback in the classic cocktail.
Here's the problem... A lot of bartenders don't know how to make an old fashioned. So here's a way to make them yourself with just a few ingredients.
What you'll need:
Angostura bitters (they are the best) $7-8 for a bottle that will last you forever
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
2 ounces whiskey
splash of water (or in my case 7 up)
Add 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to small cocktail glass (old fashioned if you have it). Add 3 dashes of bitters. Next add orange and cherry slice to glass. Muddle (crush it up) to open up the juices. You can use a spoon for this if you don't have the bar tool. The juices should be enough to spread the bitters and sugar around. Next add ice, add 2 ounces of whiskey (american rye is preferred). And then a splash of water. In my case, I like it a little sweeter so I use 7 up.
Bingo, an easy old fashioned!