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.