Old Fashioned Cocktail

Old Fashioned Cocktail

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik. Video: Serious Eats]

The Old Fashioned is one of the most venerable of cocktails, predating not only the motorcar but the presidency of Abe Lincoln. Properly made, it's strong but not too strong, sweet but not too sweet, and, most importantly, it's dead-simple and absolutely delicious.

  • Yield:Makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. 1.

    Place sugar in an Old Fashioned glass. Douse with bitters and add a few drops of water. Add whiskey and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add several large ice cubes and stir rapidly with a bar spoon to chill. Garnish, if you like, with a slice of orange and/or a cherry.