How to Make an Old-Fashioned
Many people long for the days when bartenders knew how to make an Old-Fashioned. As time goes by, some bartenders may be losing touch with some of these older drinks and it can be difficult to order an Old-Fashioned and receive one that tastes the way you think it should. Brush up on your own Old-Fashioned-making skills so you can make this cocktail at home whenever you desire. Tantalize your guests with Old-Fashioned cocktails that tease their taste buds and quench their thirsts.
Things You Will Need:
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 splash water
- 2 dashes bitters
- 1 orange slice
- 1 maraschino cherry
- 2 ounce bourbon
- Stir stick
- Mix the sugar, water and the bitters in the glass.
- Add the the orange and the maraschino cherry to the glass.
- Stir the ingredients with a spoon, using the back of the spoon to crush the fruit and blend the pulp from the fruit into the mixture.
- Add the bourbon to the glass and stir the ingredients well.
- Place several ice cubes in the glass and stir everything with the stir stick.
- Serve the Old-Fashioned immediately.
Some people prefer to add less sugar and others prefer a sweeter Old-Fashioned. Using 1 teaspoon of sugar will produce a moderately sweet Old-Fashioned. Adjust sugar amounts to suit your individual taste.
You may wish to add a splash of soda water along with the bourbon. Some people prefer to use scotch instead of bourbon.
Add additional cherries before serving for garnish, if you desire.