Thursday, March 13, 2008

Old Fashioned

Felicia loves her fancy drinks, but when Felicia is feeling nostalgic, she always returns to the classics like martinis, manhattans and old fashioneds. Nowadays, classic cocktails are not just for the ol’ geezers. Drinking them is considered cool, in a retro kind of way. The classics also weed out the bar hoppers from the serious cocktail aficionados.

If your childhood was anything like Felicia’s, you grew up on the whiskey-soaked cherries from the bottom of your dad’s and grand-dad’s old fashioneds. The recipe below is one common version of this timeless cocktail.

Old Fashioned

1 ½ ounce bourbon
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 tsp sugar
orange slice
maraschino cherry
club soda (optional)

Muddle bourbon, bitters, orange and cherry in a rocks glass. Add ice. Add club soda to taste.

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