Recipe by BecR
An old-fashioned whiskey cocktail. This is the way we like ours -- fruity with a dash of bitters, soda, and plenty of rocks! Be sure to use a good bourbon. Bottoms up! Enjoy! From eHow. History (taken from about.com): The Old-fashioned is a classic whiskey cocktail that has been served since around 1880 at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky and is (disputedly) the first drink referred to as a cocktail. It is the perfect ideal of what a cocktail should contain: a spirit, a sweet, a bitter, a sour and water. Typically, the Old-fashioned is made with bourbon, however you can experiment with other types of whiskey for an equally excellent drink. Have a light old-fashioned with Canadian whiskey or one that's more sour with a Tennessee whiskey. Club soda is often used to top off this drink, but this is not a traditional method.
Top Review by Mama2ARRZ
For anyone who was not born in Wisconsin, this is our signature cocktail. It was born in the supper clubs decades ago. Try it with brandy (yum!) or play around with what you muddle in the glass. My personal favorite is a bit of muddled, crystallized ginger (or ginger beer instead of soda works too.) DOUBLE YUM! Up here, this is how we start a fabulous dinner. I'm so glad to see the recipe!
- 1 1⁄2-2 shots bourbon whiskey
- 1 teaspoon sugar, to taste
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- 1 1⁄2-2 ounces club soda
- 2 lemon slices
- 1 orange slice
- 1 maraschino cherry
- 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice (from the jar)
Directions See How It's Made
- First you will want to grab a cocktail or rocks glass to mix your drink into.
- Then, place a slice of lemon, orange, and a maraschino cherry into the glass.
- Pour about two tablespoons of the maraschino cherry juice in with the fruit.
- Next you will want to add about a spoonful of sugar.
- Once the sugar is in the glass, pour in some club soda. You will only want to add about 1.5-2 ounces.
- Next add just a dash of bitters, it's the secret to a good old fashioned.
- Once you have reached this point in the drink where there is fruit, sugar, club soda, and bitters you are going to want to stir and mesh up your fruit in the bottom of the glass to release and mix the juices.
- Once you have thoroughly mixed and meshed the juices, fill the rest of the glass with ice.
- Now it is time to add the whiskey. Pour 1.5 to 2 shots of bourbon whiskey into the glass.
- Lastly, Stir your drink and ad a lemon slice as a garnish on your glass. Enjoy!