The old fashioned is now my drink of choice. My taste has been changing over the years a lot, now that I'm a refined older woman of THIRTY-FREAKIN-TWO! Ask anyone, I'm hella classy. Thanks Mad Men for teaching me to be a lady.
This may not be the classic way to make this nectar of the gods, but it's the best. Be forewarned, there are 4 shots in this baby! One cocktail is plenty, unless you need two, or maybe even three.
World's best old fashioned:
Hands on time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
1 maraschino cherry
1 sugar cube
1 thin slice of orange
6 dashes of angostura bitters
4 shots of really good rye whiskey (yes, 4!)
Ice, preferably large cubes
Start with the cherry, orange, and sugar cube in an old fashioned glass or low ball glass. Shake the bitters onto the sugar cube. Muddle everything together, avoiding the pith of the orange. Add rye, and stir. Add ice and enjoy.
As I stated above, these are not for the light weights! These are mega strong, even for a no mixer cocktail. A lot of people don't add ice, which is probably more classy, but hey, give me a break, there are 4 shots of booze in these!
Alright, there you have it. The best in the world. The gold winner of old fashioneds. At 10AM. Get your drink on friends!