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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Old Fashioned


This is probably my favorite cocktail of all-time. An endless fixture in the cool hands of Don Draper, mixologists have been doing very exciting and remarkable things with this American staple.  I’ll bring you some of these experiments early next week. In the interim, I leave you with the classic recipe without soda water or the cherry dropped in at the last minute by Don or the occasional mixologist,  daughter Sally Draper.

Classic Old Fashioned

1-2 tsp simple syrup
1-3 dashes Angostura bitters
2 oz bourbon
1 lemon peel twist

Mix simple syrup and bitters in a lowball glass. Stir with a spoon to blend. Add two large ice cubes. Add bourbon (Bulleit is one of my favorites) and stir briefly to blend. Twist lemon peel over glass and drop it in.



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