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Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned cocktail
Take yourself back in time with the refined taste of this classic cocktail. The whiskey of choice is bourbon and rye—but other whiskies also work great, adding their own twists to this old standard.



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For a Irish twist, use Irish Whiskey instead.


Combine the sugar cube, bitters and 1 teaspoon water in a lowball glass. Muddle well, add whiskey and stir. Add ice, a twist of a lemon peel, a slice of orange and a cherry.

Variation: For an Old Fashioned with a kick, add 1 ounce chile liqueur before stirring.