Recently my husband informed me he likes bourbon.
With a liquor cabinet full of vodka and tequila I was a little bothered trying to figure out where I was going to put more bottles of alcohol. After a couple of hours of clearing out dishes (yes, I really had to do this) and a trip to the liquor store I was ready to allow him to drink bourbon.
Of course, he wanted me to whip up some cocktails with his new bottle of bourbon. I decided to start with this classic Old Fashioned cocktail recipe. The Old Fashioned is an official IBA cocktail.
Why did I start with a classic you ask?
Well…because my husband also smokes a pipe. thought pipe smoking while sipping an Old Fashioned cocktail would be perfect for the old man he is turning into.
Note…it’s not a requirement that you smoke a pipe while drinking this libation. I do suggest, however, that you purchase quality bourbon for this old fashioned cocktail recipe. It is the main ingredient in the drink and you don’t want to drink bad whiskey. No one wants to ever drink bad whiskey.
Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe
2 ounces Bourbon Whisky
1 sugar cube
Angostura bitters to taste
1 orange wedge
1 lemon wedge
1 maraschino cherry
Splash of water
Drop a sugar cube into the bottom of a rocks glass and pour a couple dashes of Angostura bitters (to taste) on top of the sugar cube.
Mash the sugar cube with a muddler until the sugar cube is completely broken down. Rotate the glass to coat the bottom in sugar.
Add ice cubes and then the bourbon with a splash of water (again, to taste).
Garnish with orange wedge, lemon wedge, and maraschino cherry.
Makes 1 Old Fashioned Cocktail.