Known as “the classic cocktail,”” the Old Fashioned is a simple, three-ingredient drink born in 1881 in Louisville, Kentucky—the epicenter of bourbon culture. Its simplicity belies its complexity. Whiskey, bitters, and sugar are the basic recipe, but from there, all manner of magic is possible. Which type of bitters? How much sugar? Garnished with a maraschino cherry, or an orange peel? Every bartender jumps at the chance to cover this historic cocktail. Our Classic Old Fashioned starts with a bold Kentucky straight bourbon and is rounded out by the sweet fruit flavors of cherry and orange. This old favorite will never go out of fashion. Serve over a large ice cube in a rocks glass with an orange peel and maraschino cherry to embrace the magic.
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