Fancy Free

Fancy Free
  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time:3 minutes
  • Total time:3 minutes

[Photograph: Wes Rowe]

Erik Lombardo at Maialino in NYC introduced us to this classic cocktail, which is basically an Old Fashioned sweetened with maraschino liqueur (we used Luxardo) and fancied up with a big spiral of an orange twist. "The earthy funk of the liqueur adds a wonderful depth to the bourbon, a perfect introduction to cold weather," says Lombardo.

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  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur, such as Luxardo
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Garnish: large orange twist


  1. 1.

    Place a large ice cube in an old fashioned glass. Add bourbon, maraschino, orange bitters, and Angostura and stir until chilled, about 15 seconds.

  2. 2.

    Garnish with orange twist and serve.

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