The term “old-fashioned” gets a bum rap. It doesn’t always have to mean something antiquated. For example, when used to describe the cocktail, “The Old Fashioned” it conjures up visions of debonair men sipping a golden hued libation while dressed in tuxedos. Okay that might be overkill, but the class Old Fashioned is a deceptively simple drink that is perfect year round. Again we turned to our friends at Bulleit and their mixologist of choice Colleen Jeffer’s of The Good Drink to help us recreate a tried and true cocktail classic.
The Old Fashioned
- 1 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
- 0.25 oz bitters
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 splash water
- 1 lemon slice
- 1 maraschino cherry
- 1 orange slice
- In the glass, muddle sugar and bitters.
- Add the bourbon and a large ice cube. Twist slices of lemon and orange peel over the glass and drop slices in.
- Serve with spiced nuts or a salty snack.
Sometimes the classics don’t need a fancy reinterpretation. When you use quality simple ingredients, you can’t lose! Thank you to Bulleit Bourbon and The Good Drink for their assistance in helping us create a classic old fashioned!
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Photography: The Good Drink