| ||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 |
- 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.
- 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.
- For the fruit, a cherry or orange zest works great.