Seriously Good Old Fashioned RecipeThe full recipe post can be found on Inspired Taste here: http://www.inspiredtaste.net/26965/old-fashioned-recipe/
Seriously Good Old Fashioned Recipe
With just three main ingredients, it’s simple to make and there are lots of options for adding your own spin. Most commonly, bourbon or rye whiskey are used. That doesn’t mean to say that there aren’t other options. Gin, brandy and rum all work really well. We particularly love switching the whiskey for a dark, aged rum.
Makes 1 Drink
You Will Need
1 to 2 teaspoons simple syrup, see our tips for making simple syrup
3 dashes bitters, Angostura is great and readily available
2 ounces mid-range bourbon or rye whiskey
One 2-inch piece of orange peel, optional
1 to 2 maraschino cherries, optional
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- We stick to simple syrup over using sugar cubes or superfine sugar. Simple syrup is, as it’s name suggests, very easy to make and will last a month in the fridge. To make it, combine equal parts sugar (white or brown) and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, swirling occasionally, until the sugar completely dissolves. Cool then keep, stored in a glass jar in the refrigerator up to one month.
- Adding water: Some people add a splash of soda or still water to their Old Fashioned cocktails. We don’t do this since the ice (even if it is clear) will eventually melt a little and begin to dilute the cocktail anyway. We suggest tasting the drink before adding any water and go from there.
- Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.
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NUTRITION PER SERVING: Calories 166 / Protein 0 g / Carbohydrate 7 g / Dietary Fiber 0 g / Total Sugars 6 g / Total Fat 0 g / Saturated Fat 0 g / Cholesterol 0 mg