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Old Fashioned Cocktail
The Old Fashioned is essentially The Original Cocktail, with hard-to-follow roots going back to the early 1800s at least. Back in the day, it could’ve been any kind of booze (in Wisconsin, they still do this one with brandy). Bourbon respects the drink’s established Kentucky roots.
If you order one at a bar, most of them will thin it out with all kinds of fruit and soda; the original used none of those. This is a small tweak to the simple original recipe of spirit, sugar, and bitters – with just a little hit of orange oil that makes the drink.
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1 orange zest piece
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1/2 oz simple syrup
2 oz bourbon whiskey
Cut a piece of zest the size of a large coin, place in the glass with the outside facing up.
Add bitters and simple syrup to the glass.
Muddle well (with a muddler from KegWorks.com) and mix to express orange oil in with the syrup and bitters.
Add a large ice chunk or two to three ice cubes.
Stir to combine and chill.