David on May 29th, 2009
Today’s cocktail is the “Old Fashioned,” which is often considered one of the “first” cocktails and was reportedly the name given to a Bourbon whiskey cocktail served in the 1880’s at the Pendennis Club, a gentleman’s club in Louisville, KY. Regardless of its origins, the Old Fashioned is a true cocktail “classic” that is easy to make and delicious, too.
2 oz. blended Whiskey
1 sugar cube
2 dashes Bitters (such as Angostura)
1 slice orange
Splash of Club Soda (optional)
1. Place sugar cube in a cocktail glass.
2. Add bitters and use a muddler to dissolve sugar.
3. Add ice.
4. Add Whiskey and stir to combine ingredients.
5. Top with a splash of Club Soda (optional, and not recommended)
6. Garnish with cherry and orange slice.
7. Serve, enjoy and repeat.
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The Old Fashioned is #5 on my list of Top 10 Favorite Cocktails. To go to a previous post with a full list of my Top 10 Favorite Cocktails, click here.
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