Old Fashioned Recipe

Old Fashioned Recipe
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

A classic whiskey cocktail that muddles fruit and bitters with sugar.

Ingredients

  • 1 cherry, pitted and stem removed
  • 1 orange slice
  • ¼ teaspoon superfine sugar
  • Splash club soda
  • 1½ ounces American or Canadian whiskey
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Directions

Muddle the cherry, orange slice, sugar, and splash of club soda. Add the remaining ingredients and stir.

Old Fashioned Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Old Fashioned Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.