I’ve been re-watching Mad Men and re-obsessing over Don Draper. In one episode, he (literally) hops over a bar and fixes an Old Fashioned like he could do it in his sleep (and he could). I realized it’s the next drink I needed to make because I need to know my classics if I’m ever going to become a real, live bartender. It’s pretty simple and highly satisfying to make. Here’s the recipe:
- small white sugar cube
- 1/2 an orange slice
- maraschino cherry (we used Bada Bing Cherries: no dyes, artificial preservatives, or HFCS)
- dash of Angostura bitters
- 2 oz. rye whiskey
Muddle sugar, orange, and cherry with bitters. Pour in rye, add ice, and stir. Garnish with another cherry, orange slice, or both. Get back to work.