Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe
An Old-fashioned cocktail is traditionally a type of muddled drink made from a combination of bitter herbs and a sweetener,
added on top of an alcohol
base which is usually brandy or whiskey.
But make no mistake. Although the name implies traditional and old school, this drink is anything but, and is enjoyed by both young and old.
The classic recipe calls for placing a sugar cube in an old fashioned or rocks glass into which the bitters and soda water is added.
The content is muddled, after which the ice and the alcohol is added.
As always, I prefer to make my old-fashioned cocktail with a modern twist.
Nothing old about an Old-Fashioned Cocktail
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Instead of using soda and sugar, I prefer using a bit of apple cider,
which gives the drink a slightly
tangy and sweet taste.
Of course, it's not too strong as to overwhelm the taste of whiskey or brandy.
You can also choose to use honey or stevia
instead of using sugar.
- 1.5 oz of Whiskey or Brandy
- Organic apple cider
- Slice of orange and cherry for garnish
- Dash of organic bitters
- In a metal shaker, add the bitters and a dash of apple cider
- Pour the content into an old-fashioned glass
- Add the ice
- Pour the whiskey or brandy
- Garnish with slice of orange and cherry