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recipe: old-fashioned

1 tsp simple syrup
a dash of Angostura bitters
1 slice of orange
2 oz whisky or bourbon
splash of water
maraschino cherry

Fill an old fashioned cocktail glass with a few large ice cubes. Add simple syrup, bourbon, splash of water, a dash of bitters and a squeeze of orange slice.

Stir to mix and garnish with orange slice and a cherry.

Adam’s hints:
—this cocktail gets its name from its age…it just might be one of the first cocktail recipes ever.
—sometimes I’ll use brandy in place of the bourbon.
—when serving a straight forward drink like this, I’ll make sure to get good ice. Nice square cubes make this drink look really great and will melt slowly into the drink.
—try marinating the maraschino cherries in bourbon or whiskey for several hours or the night before. Just another way to jazz up this great drink.

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