The Old Fashioned is exactly as its name suggests. It is also, in my opinion, a very masculine cocktail. It was the cocktail Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra would have waiting for them on the bar after a night playing at the Dunes hotel.
- Your favourite brand of Whiskey
- Angostura Bitters
- Sugar (cube form is recommended)
- Mixer (optional)
- Big chunky ice
- One sturdy Whiskey glass
- A bar spoon.
Take the sturdy glass and place the sugar in the base.
Drip five drops of Angostura Bitters on to the sugar. Use your bar spoon to crush it down and mix it up.
Add a good measure of whiskey. Anything less than 50ml is just cheating yourself. Give it a stir. If it too strong, add a little mixer. Be it, tonic, lemonade or ginger ale. Never be embarrassed of a little mixer. This is your drink, for you to enjoy.
Add big chunky pieces of ice. Anything small just melts away and dilutes your drink. Cut a slice of orange for garnish, and a cherry if you like, and serve.
Enjoy your weekend, Birmingham.