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The Old Fashioned

By , from the Jacob Grier collection
Serves 1


2 oz. spirit, typically bourbon or rye
¼ oz. rich simple syrup or a sugar cube
2 dashes bitters, typically Angostura
~ Unmuddled fruit, for garnish


  1. If you’re using a sugar cube, you’ll need to muddle it with the bitters and dissolve the sugar in the spirit before adding ice.
  2. A “dash” is a subjective thing; it’s more than a drop, though, so don’t just tilt the bottle into the mixing glass. Give it a quick downward motion to force out some of the liquid.
  3. For the fruit, a cherry or orange zest works great.

Related post: Bitters 101

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