The old-fashioned is a classic whiskey cocktail that has been served since the mid-1800’s, and it is as popular today as it was when bartenders first poured it.
It’s a fantastic way to dress up a glass of whiskey. If you’re a traditionalist, choose a great rye whiskey, but bourbon is a perfect choice as well. The sweet, bitter, and fruit flavours added to the glass will enhance any whiskey you pour.
1 sugar cube
2–3 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
Garnish: orange zest
1) Place the sugar cube at the bottom of an old-fashioned glass.
2) Saturate the cube with bitters and muddle.
3) Fill the glass with ice (the larger the cubes, the better).
4) Add the whiskey.
5) Stir well.
6) Garnish with a flamed orange zest