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.
Here’s the recipe:
1 T Sugar
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Enough water to dissolve sugar
2 oz Rye or Bourbon Whiskey
½ slice Orange
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!
[techtags: COCKTAILS, COCKTAIL RECIPES, OLD FASHIONED]