Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins
You can use your favorite brandy or whiskey (bourbon). You can also make this sweet or sour to your liking by using 50/50 or 7-Up. I've heard that this is a "regional" drink, because it's not as common outside of our state!
- 2 -3 ounces brandy or 2 -3 ounces whiskey
- 1 sugar cube (or 1 tsp. super-fine sugar)
- 2 -3 dashes Angostura bitters
- sweet and sour soda (50/50 or Squirt brand) or carbonated lemon-lime beverage (7-Up)
sweets are garnished with
- 1 pineapple chunk
- 1 maraschino cherry
sours are garnished with
- 3 manzanilla olives, pickled Brussel sprouts or 3 dilly beans
- Place the sugar cube and bitters into an old fashioned glass (8-12 oz. tumbler style glass) and muddle together with a spoon or muddler. (We prefer to use the super-fine sugar because you can stir it all together without muddling.).
- Add some ice, to your liking.
- Add the brandy or whiskey.
- Top off the glass with either 50/50 soda or 7-up (sour or sweet!).
- Garnish as described above.
This a good drink that you can make sweet or sour so you don't have to make a lot of different drinks for a crowd; can just different versions of this one. I never had an old fashioned (or heard of it) until I moved to WI. I drink them at DH work holiday party because they do limited types of free drinks. Made the sweet version w/2 oz Brandy. Made for My-3-Chefs Nov 09.