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The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned

On my mission to fulfill Death&Co’s mandate that every good at-home bartender know the Top Ten cocktails listed in our previous post, I came across this how-to for the Old Fashioned by the fabulous Leah & Mary from

These ladies know how to get up to no good and share their expertise in fabulously dramatized fashion. Check it out:

Today we pay tribute to the classic Old Fashioned. It’s a Fabulous whiskey drink that may be the first drink to ever be called a cocktail. It’s roots date back to the early 1800′s! As with many cocktails, there are many variations, but we quite like this one.

Ever have one of those days you just need cocktail?


  • 3 dashes of Orange Bitters
  • 2 oz. Bourbon or Rye
  • Orange Zest
  • Sugar Cube
  • Ice Cube

1. Put a sugar cube (or 2 if you’re a baby like me!) in the bottom of your glass. Douse with 3 dashes of Orange Bitters.

2. Muddle the sugar cube until it’s good and sandy.

3. Add 2 oz. of whiskey (any bourbon will do!)

4. Stir it up!

5. Add your ice. Purists find this appalling and prefer a splash of water, but we quite like the chilled effect. What can I say? I’m easing into whiskey.

6. Rim your glass with your orange zest.

7. Give your peel a little twist, zesting the fruit essence into your drink.

8. Drop your peel in & Voila! Drink up.

via Tipsy Tuesday: The Old Fashioned.

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