Recently my husband informed me he likes bourbon.
With a liquor cabinet full of vodka and tequila I was a little bothered trying to figure out where I was going to put more bottles of alcohol. After a couple of hours of clearing out dishes (yes, I really had to do this) and a trip to the liquor store I was ready to allow him to drink bourbon.
Of course, he wanted me to whip up some cocktails with his new bottle of bourbon so I started with this classic Old Fashioned drink.
Why did I start with a classic you ask?
Well…because my husband also smokes a pipe so I thought pipe smoking while sipping an Old Fashioned would be perfect for the old man he is turning into.
Note…it’s not a requirement that you smoke a pipe while drinking this libation. I do suggest though that you purchase quality bourbon for this drink since it is the main ingredient and you don’t want to drink bad whisky.
2 ounces Bourbon Whisky
1 sugar cube
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 orange wedge
1 lemon wedge
1 maraschino cherry
Splash of water
Drop a sugar cube into the bottom of a rocks glass and put 2 dashes of Angostura bitters on top of the cube. Mash the sugar cube with a muddler until completely broken down and then rotate the glass to coat the bottom in sugar.
Add ice cubes and then the bourbon with a splash of water.
Garnish with orange wedge, lemon wedge, and maraschino cherry.
Makes 1 Old Fashioned Cocktail
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