Old Fashioned cocktail

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Old Fashioned cocktail
Created during the 19th century, the Old Fashioned is a classic alcoholic cocktail made with whiskey, bitters and sugar.
It had many iterations during the 19th Century, but the common garnish of a maraschino cherry wasn't added to the official Old Fashioned cocktail recipe until the 1930s.
The Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky, claims the Old Fashioned cocktail was invented there in 1881.
Total Time: 5 mins

Equipment

  • Lowball glass

Ingredients 

  • 75 ml whiskey
  • 25 ml soda water
  • angostura bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • ice cubes

To garnish

  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 orange slice or rind

Instructions 

  • Put the sugar cube, soda water, angostura bitters in the glass.
  • Then mix until the sugar cube has dissolved.
  • Next pour in the brandy, and stir until it too has mixed.
  • Add a couple more of ice cubes and garnish with the orange slice/rind and the maraschino cherry.

Notes

units: 3
The Old Fashioned cocktail was created during the 19th century and was given its name in the 1880's.
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