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.
- Lowball glass
- 75 ml whiskey
- 25 ml soda water
- angostura bitters
- 1 sugar cube
- ice cubes
- 1 maraschino cherry
- 1 orange slice or rind
- 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.