An Old Fashioned is a cocktail made with whiskey (usually bourbon or rye), sugar, bitters, and a twist or slice of orange peel. It is traditionally served in old-fashioned glass, which is a short, wide glass with a sturdy base.
To make an Old Fashioned, you will need the following ingredients:
- 2 ounces of whiskey (bourbon or rye)
- 1 sugar cube or 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
- 3 dashes of bitters (such as Angostura bitters)
- Orange peel
To make the cocktail, place the sugar cube or teaspoon of sugar in the bottom of the old-fashioned glass. Add a few drops of bitters and a splash of water, and muddle the ingredients together until the sugar is dissolved. Add the whiskey and a few ice cubes, and stir well. Garnish with a twist or slice of orange peel, and serve.
The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail that has been around for over 150 years. It is known for its strong, bold flavors and is often considered the quintessential whiskey cocktail.