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How to make the perfect Old Fashioned

14th June, 2018

Today is National Bourbon Day, and with Fathers Day just around the corner we thought it would be a great idea to show you how to make the perfect Old Fashioned for your Old Man.

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Traditionally made with Bourbon or Rye, lightly sweetened with sugar and aromatic bitters this most classic of vintage cocktails is served over ice in a short tumbler and garnished with an orange zest twist.

 

What you will need:

  1. First, place 1 teaspoon of sugar in an Old Fashioned glass – a short tumbler.
  2. Next wet it down with 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters, and 2 dashes of Orange Bitters.
  3. Crush the sugar using a Muddler, or perhaps a rolling pin if you don’t have one at home.
  4. Rotate the glass so that the sugar and bitters give it a lining.
  5. Add ice. Around half a glass full.
  6. Pour in your Bourbon. 2oz makes for good measure.
  7. Stir for around 5-7 minutes until the sugar has fully dissolved.
  8. Garnish. Take a peel of Orange and flame it over your glass, rubbing the oils all around the rim of the glass.
  9. Enjoy!
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