I know I’ve been posting a lot about cocktails lately. This is mostly because :
- After a night with too much wine, most of my drinking as of late has been in the form of cocktails
- I’ve been getting more interested in making fancy boozy delights
- We’ve been eating like college students because I just can’t get my head in the game as far as cooking real food, and for some reason sharing the sad quesadilla I assembled isn’t high on my list of priorities.
So we arrive at the Old-Fashioned cocktail. This is technically more a method than an actual cocktail, but I’ll share the recipe anyway.
1 sugar cube (or 1 tsp sugar)
2-3 dashes angostura bitters
2 slices orange
3 oz bourbon
1 maraschino cherry
soda water (optional)
*Place sugar cube at the bottom of your glass (or measure your sugar into your glass) and wet with bitters. Top with 1 orange slice
*Muddle sugar-bitters-orange mixture until the sugar is broken up and the orange has released some of its juice
*Fill glass with ice
*Pour in bourbon, stir well, garnish with second orange slice, cherry, and top with soda water, if desired.