opinions on the proper way to make an old-fashioned. Some of them were really quite funny to this not-the-least-bit-pretentious drink maker!
The Old-Fashioned Cocktail
Yield: 1 serving
scant 1 teaspoon sugar
2-3 drops of aromatic bitters, Angostura or Fee Brothers brands are preferred
tiny splash of soda water
2.5 ounces of bourbon whiskey, Knob Creek or Maker's Mark work well
Optional: 1 orange slice, 1 maraschino cherry
In the bottom of a short glass, muddle the sugar and bitters along with a tiny splash of soda water, just to help muddle them. If you choose to add the fruits, add them and muddle them as well. (Do not add the whiskey before the sugar has dissolved.) Add the whiskey and stir to combine. Serve over ice, if desired. Enjoy!
* Please Note: This is not a drink for the weak. I couldn't stand it and seriously debated whether to even post it. However, I realize that my beloved Coconut Lemon Sour isn't for everyone. So, this is for those of you that might lean more towards savory cocktails over the sweet ones.
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