In my last post of humorous Tweets from the Twitterverse, I mentioned the Old Fashioned cocktail. As I did so, I realized that it had been quite a while since I had had an Old Fashioned. In fact, it had been so long that I couldn’t remember the last time (that happens when you get old…). And so I set off on a quest for the perfect Old Fashioned. I always thought that an Old Fashioned is made with Bourbon, but it turns out it can also be made with
In the recipe below, I went with the classic Bourbon Old Fashioned, paired with Angostura® Bitters; many of my favorite Bourbon cocktails use Angostura. If you go with
Classic Old Fashioned
½ oz Simple syrup or 1 sugar cubes or ½ tsp. sugar (use brown sugar with rum)
2 ½ oz Jim Beam® Black Label Bourbon whiskey
2 dashes Angostura® Bitters
Put the simple syrup and bitters into a mixing glass. Add the bourbon (if you’re using sugar, add ½ a teaspoon of water and stir until the sugar is dissolved). Fill the mixing glass half full of ice, and stir until Carrie Prejean gets smart (or when you think it’s cold enough, whichever comes first). Fill a chilled Old Fashioned glass ½ full of ice cubes. Add a maraschino cherry and an orange wheel to the glass (optional). Strain in the cocktail mixture. Add more ice as necessary to fill the glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon and serve.