Our version of the Old Fashion Drink

Ingredients

  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar or two sugar cubes
  • 4 dashes  or drops Angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon water (if you want, we never use it
  • 2 ounces bourbon (or more, whatever it takes to cover the round ice ball.  We recommend Bullet Rye whiskey.)
  • 1 Cocktail Cherry
  • 1 teaspoon of the juice from the cocktail cherry jar
  • Garnish: orange peel (burnt with a mini torch)

Instructions

  • Cut the orange into pieces about 1 inch wide.  So cut it in half and then 1 inch strips.  You should get 4 strips per half.
  • Squeeze 1 orange section into a low ball glass
  • Add the 1/2 teaspoon of sugar or 2 sugar cubes
  • Remove the pulp from the orange peel.
  • Using a mini torch burn or char the outside of the orange peel.  This releases the oils from the peel 
  • Add 1 teaspoon of cocktail cherry juice to the glass
  • Muddle or stir until all the sugar is dissolved
  • Add ice to the glass (we like using the round ice cubes from a silicone tray
  • Fill with with bourbon or whiskey until the ice cube is barely covered
  • Gently stir to mix everything together
  • Add the cocktail cherry
  • Rub the orange peel around the rim of the glass, and then garnish
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