Today, we are going to make an Old Fashioned cocktail. One thing we do here at Ramshackle Pantry is to try and find the essence, spirit, and history of a recipe we are trying to make. Well, on this first go around, we are going to have none of that. We are just going to make a tasty beverage and give an Old Fashioned cocktail recipe. Go straight to recipe.
I call this “first run”, as we will make a final version of our recipe that hopefully improves on this first cocktail. The idea of making this “first run” drink is to sort of measure how I might make it differently once I learn the heritage and explore the ingredients of the cocktail. Both are intended to be tasty and drinkable beverages. This recipe will help give me a gauge as to what we learn along the way.
How I chose my ingredients on this Old Fashioned cocktail recipe
I loosely followed the Old Fashioned recipe at liquor.com, but mashed it up with what I already know about the cocktail and what I have on hand. I am going to use a lemon wheel instead of an orange. My experience is that lemon is a more traditional ingredient and I also have them on hand. Also, I am going to use normal water instead of soda. As with my Manhattan, I will be using Luxardo cherries. Finally, I am going to muddle all of the ingredients prior to adding my bourbon and ice.
Old Fashioned recipe taste
Well, yeah… it is a good drink. I think that I might just use a bit of a lemon peel instead of a whole lemon wheel in the future, but a good drink. The liquor.com recipe uses an orange wheel. That sweetness may lend itself better to using an entire round.
Enjoy the recipe!
Old Fashioned Cocktail RecipePrint Recipe
- 2 oz Bourbon Whiskey
- Splash of water
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 4 dashes Bitters
- 1 Lemon Wheel
- 1 Luxardo Maraschino Cherry
- 1 or 2 large Ice Cubes
Add sugar, bitters, water, and Lemon Wheel to Old Fashioned glass
Add Ice Cube(s)
Garnish with Luxardo Maraschino Cherry