The Old-fashioned is a classic whiskey cocktail that has been served since around 1880 at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky and is (disputedly) the first drink referred to as a cocktail. It is the perfect ideal of what a cocktail should contain: a spirit, a sweet, a bitter, a sour and water. Typically, the Old-fashioned is made with bourbon, however you can experiment with other types of whiskey for an equally excellent drink. Have a light old-fashioned with Canadian whiskey or one that's more sour with a Tennessee whiskey. Club soda is often used to top off this drink, but this is not a traditional method.
- Place the sugar cube at the bottom of an old-fashioned glass.
- Saturate the cube with the bitters.
- Add one orange slice.
- Muddle these ingredients.
- Fill an old fashioned glass with ice cubes.
- Add the bourbon.
- Stir well.
- Garnish with a second orange slice and a marashino cherry.
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