I was introduced to Old Fashioned's last winter when in the south. I have never ever been a whiskey, bourbon, or brown liquor person at all. One sniff and my entire body would burn. But I was cold, and at a social event and someone suggested trying one. One sip and I was hooked. And one drink and I was warm (and nearly buzzed).
Now that it's winter again, it's the perfect cocktail. And what better way to intro our first Little Bellows Happy Hour post!! It's Friday, and I don't know about you, but my week was LOOOOOONG. And well, it's 5:00 on the East coast, so why the hell not make us some cocktails!
Here's how I make my old fashioned's at home. They never are quite as good as when someone else makes them, but for me, this comes a close second. Cheers!!
LB Old Fashioned
Rye or Bourbon (I prefer Bulleit Rye)
Few Dashes Bitters
Sugar Cube (or 1 tsp of simple syrup)
Splash of Water
One BIG Ice Cube (or in my case, whatever size your fridge spouts out)
In old-fashioned glass, place sugar cube and cover with bitters and a small splash of water (only enough to cover the sugar cube). Muddle the cube until completely crushed. Add enough ice to fill glass. Squeeze orange peel over glass and add whiskey. Stir until cold, about a dozen times. Garnish with cherry (or two if you love them as much as I do. ENJOY!