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An Old Fashioned - A Drink Recipe from 1920s


Old Fashioned - A Drink Recipe from 1920s
Old Fashioned - A Drink Recipe from 1920s

Even if you know nothing about cocktails, chances are you've at least heard of an Old Fashioned - A Drink Recipe from the 1920s made with just four ingredients – whiskey, sugar, Angostura bitters, and an optional (but recommended) orange peel or Luxardo cherry garnish. It's super simple to make, too, as is appropriate for a cocktail designed to highlight its main ingredient: whiskey! This drink was hugely popular in times of 1920s Prohibition.


Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey

  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

  • Orange peel or Luxardo cherry, for garnish (optional)

Method

  1. Combine the simply syrup and bitters: Add simple syrup and bitters to a rocks glass. Fill the glass with ice and stir to combine.

  2. Add whiskey, stir, and garnish: Add the bourbon or rye and stir for about 30 seconds to chill and dilute. Garnish with orange peel or Luxardo cherry, if desired.


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