Old Fashioned Cocktail

Old Fashioned Cocktail recipe

Old Fashioned Cocktail Ingredients

Old Fashioned Cocktail Instructions

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail that has been enjoyed for over a century. This drink is simple yet sophisticated, perfect for those who appreciate the timeless flavors of whiskey and bitters. To make an Old Fashioned cocktail, you will need a few basic ingredients and some patience. Begin by muddling a sugar cube with a few dashes of bitters in the bottom of a glass. This step is crucial for achieving the perfect balance of sweet and bitter flavors in the finished drink. Once the sugar and bitters are well-muddled, add a splash of water to help dissolve the sugar. Next, add a generous pour of your favorite whiskey. Many people prefer to use bourbon, as its rich, caramel notes pair wonderfully with the other ingredients. Finally, add a few ice cubes to the glass and give everything a gentle stir. This will help to chill the drink without diluting it too much. Some purists prefer to skip the ice altogether and simply serve the Old Fashioned neat, but this is a matter of personal preference. Garnish your Old Fashioned with a twist of orange peel or a maraschino cherry, if desired. These additions provide a subtle hint of citrus that complements the flavors of the drink. The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail that showcases the beauty of simplicity. With just a few ingredients and a little bit of patience, you can enjoy a drink that has stood the test of time. Whether you're sipping it at a classy bar or making it in the comfort of your own home, the Old Fashioned never fails to impress.

Best served in a Old-Fashioned Glass.

Old Fashioned: This is supposed to be the first or oldest cocktail in the world(controversy apart). The name old fashioned is something to do with the tumbler like old fashioned glass used to serve the drink This recipe is understood to have been introduced by a bartender at Pendennis club in Kentucky and then popularized by an influential member of the same club. This is whisky(originally Bourbon now Rye or Scotch is used) based drink with other ingredients added are Angostura bitter, sugar cube and a splash of soda, garnished with orange slice, lemon twist and maraschino cherries. It is served on the
rocks poured over ice.

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