Old Fashioned

February 20, 2013
5 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

Still crazy good after all these years. Simple to make and goes down easy. —Erika Kotite

  • Makes 1
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Water
  • Orange peel
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • Ice
In This Recipe
  1. Place sugar cube in bottom of a rocks glass. Add bitters and a splash of water.
  2. Crush sugar thoroughly with a wooden muddler or strong spoon, and then muddle with the orange peel to release some of its oils.
  3. Pour in the whiskey, place a few ice cubes in the glass, and stir until well chilled.
  4. Garnish with fresh orange peel, if desired.

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I spend about an equal amount of time behind the laptop and behind the stove. In between preparing and writing about food, I love to hang out with my husband, three children, big shaggy dog and two cats. History is also my thing, especially the Regency period, U.S. Westward expansion and World War II. Favorite drinks: good pinot noirs and classic martinis. Favorite book: Pride & Prejudice. Favorite obsessions: Laura Ingalls Wilder and South Dakota