The Perfect After Work Cocktail (for some of us)

This week it was time for Old Fashioneds on KegWorks Cocktail Wednesday. Two new employees joined us this week, so we gave them the good ol’ KegWorks welcome with whiskey.

Although I, myself, am not a whiskey drinker (opting instead for a Pimm’s Cup) our graphic designer, Hannah, said that it was the perfect end to a hard day at the office, calling it a perfect “wind-down cocktail…. a swift kick of whiskey, and a subtle hint of orange.”

I was disappointed to find out that Old Fashioneds are NOT, in fact, meant to be muddled, as I had always believed. Instead, the first few ingredients – sugar, water and bitters – are simply swirled.Old Fashioned Cocktail

Here’s the recipe:

Old Fashioned

1 T Sugar
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Enough water to dissolve sugar
2 oz Rye or Bourbon Whiskey
½ slice Orange
1 Cherry

Mix sugar, water and angostura bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Swirl glass until sugar is dissolved. Add the cherry and orange wedge. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, and stir.

Stay tuned for Mint Juleps, next week!



  • Rot November 12, 2009 @ 3:21pm

    I love this blog.

    I’m dying to try one of these.

  • Hannah November 12, 2009 @ 3:30pm

    Rot – Thanks! We love your site too 🙂 My favorite bourbon in the Old Fashioned is Maker’s Mark, so if you’re taking recommendations, I’d add it to the list.

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