Cocktail Recipe Recipe

Old Fashioned

2 oz. Whiskey or Bourbon, Splash of Simple Syrup, Dash of Bitters & Soda to Top

Fill rocks glass with ice
Build in order: ice, simple syrup, bitters, liquor & soda
Garnish with an orange slice and cherry

For Muddled variation: Muddle orange slice & cherry in bottom of rocks, glass, with simple syrup, bitters, swirl around glass, add ice, liquor & splash of soda

Today, it is common to just muddle it. (I don't even ask anymore! I just muddle away...) Back in the day, during Prohibition, most cocktails only masked the taste of inferior booze. Fruit was added cocktails at this time just for this purpose.