I've been wanting to try an old fashioned for some time, but for some reason whenever I go to a bar I forget to order one. This past weekend Aaron received some Maker's Mark 46 as a groom's men gift. So what better time to try it out for myself? I had all the ingredients but the bitters. I more or less followed this recipe on Snackish.
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon water
- a couple dashes of bitters
- ice cubes
- 2 shots of whisky
- lemon rind
- maraschino cherries
Measure out the sugar, water, and bitters into a tumbler. Stir together until there is no tomorrow. Make sure the sugar is completely dissolved. Add ice. Pour in the whisky.
Arrange the cherries and lemon rind on a toothpick, and stir the drink. Enjoy.
Now to be honest I went a little crazy with the bitters, and I also added some lemon juice, so it was rather sour. Next time I would barely add any bitters, it's a weird flavor. A bit strong for my taste. Definitely glad I tried this out, since it's one of the oldest cocktails out there. This cocktail is pretty much what all others were spawned out of. Or so I heard on the internet somewhere. :)
Have a great night, and happy DIYing, chris!