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How to make a classy old fashioned

This is a version of an old fashioned I make that's inspired by Longman & Eagle in Chicago. The idea here is that it's nicely balanced flavors enhance, not cover, your tasty bourbon.

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Slice the orange. Just 1 half of a thin slice.

Slice the orange. Just 1 half of a thin slice.

Slice and pit the cherry. Fresh is better than maraschino.

Slice and pit the cherry. Fresh is better than maraschino.

Throw the fruit in a shaker or a pint glass.

Throw the fruit in a shaker or a pint glass.

Add a spoonful of simple syrup because it helps the medicine go down, the medicine go down.  Less than a tsp. (You can make this by boiling 1 pt sugar to 1 pt water.)

Add a spoonful of simple syrup because it helps the medicine go down, the medicine go down. Less than a tsp. (You can make this by boiling 1 pt sugar to 1 pt water.)

8 drops bitters. Exactly. Yes. Exactly.

8 drops bitters. Exactly. Yes. Exactly.

Muddle.

Muddle.

Throw some ice in there real nice.

Throw some ice in there real nice.

Pour two ounces of some delicious bourbon in the shaker.

Pour two ounces of some delicious bourbon in the shaker.

Stir politely. Don't shake it. It's not a polaroid.

Stir politely. Don't shake it. It's not a polaroid.

Put some fresh ice in your old fashioned glass and strain over the ice. I like to make these big cubes. They melt more slowly and look awesome.

Put some fresh ice in your old fashioned glass and strain over the ice. I like to make these big cubes. They melt more slowly and look awesome.

You could garnish with an orange peel or a cherry but I like it just like this.

  • 2.0oz Bourbon
  • 0.0 Orange wedge
  • 1.0 Fresh cherry
  • 0.0tsp Simple syrup
  • Ice
  • 1.0 Big ice cube
  • 8.0 drops Bitters