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Old Fashioned Recipe
Follow the easy original recipe to make an Old Fashioned. In a glass, put:
- A little simple syrup or other mild sweetening syrup
- A dash of aromatic bitters (Angostura bitters to start)
- A measure (2 oz) of bourbon, straight rye or Canadian whisky
- If necessary, a little water to taste and/or ice
- A twist of lemon or orange rind
There is no soda, fruit pieces or juice in or shaking of an Old Fashioned.
This is an Old Fashioned:
This is not an Old Fashioned:
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