Classic cocktails are not a thing of the past – they are very much present, and whether you prefer them shaken or stirred, and in this case definitely muddled – that’s the key to an Old Fashioned. There are many ways to approach making an Old Fashioned, but one thing is definite – bourbon. Choosing a bourbon you enjoy drinking and can hold up to the citrus, cherry and bitters is something you need to consider.
Whether you want a splash of soda or poured over a large cube of ice, or both – the choice is yours when it comes to an Old Fashioned. The process is simple, the flavors so warming while refreshing, and the satisfaction remains – that’s an Old Fashioned.
6 ounces bourbon
4 dashes bitters
2 orange slices + more for garnish
2 cherries, amarena or maraschino + more for garnish
2 sugar cubes, brown or white
splash of soda
giant ice cubes
(Makes 2 Cocktails)
1. In a cocktail shaker, add bourbon, bitters, orange slices, cherries and sugar cubes. Muddle for 1 minute.
2. Add a splash of soda, then shake or stir.
3. Pour over ice cube and garnish with an orange slice and cherry. Enjoy!