Friday, October 21, 2011

The Old Fashioned

We both enjoy a good cocktail now and again. Our new favorite drink is the Old Fashioned. It may have something to do with our obsession with Mad Men. And when we say may, we mean it totally has something to do with it. 

Of course, we had to figure out the proper way to make the drink. We're a little obsessive about getting things right sometimes. Just a little. Sometimes.

Here's what you need:
2 oz of your Bourbon of choice (or your favorite whiskey of any variety)
A couple dashes of bitters (we used Angostura)
1 orange slice (cut in half)
marachino cherry
1 sugar cube

Here's what you do:
Drop the sugar cube into an old fashioned glass. (See, the drink is so good, they named a glass after it).

Pour a couple of dashes of bitters over the top of the sugar and let it soak in for a few seconds.

Crush that up with your muddler to make a nice sugary paste on the bottom of the glass.

Top that with a splash of water.

Drop in your orange and muddle it in with the sugar and water. Crush up the sugar more as you go.

Toss a couple of ice cubes in the glass, and pour one ounce of bourbon over them.

Give that a good stir, and then add some more ice and another ounce of bourbon.

Top it off with some more ice and stir it up again.

And finally, add in your cherry and the other half of your orange. Michelle likes to add a splash of cherry juice at the end. Zack, on the other hand, is an Old Fashioned purist.



  1. This looks really good. But, like Roger Sterling, I'll stick to my Smirnoff martini!


  2. With the 2 hour Mad Men premier coming this Sun. I had to look this up. I'll toast Joan's return (and "The Men" too) with this Sun. Probably have to test drive it before.