How To Make a Proper Old Fashioned

Fascinating and opinionated web site focused on one thing: how to make a proper Old Fashioned.  Author Martin Doudoroff believes that a lot of “bad ideas” have corrupted the modern drink.

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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Photos: Old Fashioned – A Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from John Rodenbiker’s photostream; Not Old Fashioned – A Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Rochelle Hartman’s photostream)

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