Manhattan Central Continues with The Old Fashioned

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A classic that can be destroyed and perfected..

It can also reveal the depths of your character

The Old Fashioned

2 oz. Buffalo Trace Bourbon

2 dashes Fee Brother Bitters

1 maraschino cherry

1 orange slice

1 tsp sugar

1 splash of water

 
 
 
Mix sugar, water and bitters in an old-fashioned glass. Drop in a  cherry and an orange wedge. Muddle into a paste using a muddler or the back end  of a spoon. Pour in bourbon, fill with ice cubes, stir and enjoy.
 
 
 The words “Old-Fashioned” were used in reference to a cocktail in print in 1895 and not until 1973 did the recipe appear with fruit. Some of the older recipes for the Old Fashioned might have included Curacao and maraschino liqueurs, which is how that inedible neon red orb we call a maraschino cherry eventually came into play. Even before 1895, the basic definition of a cocktail was the original recipe of the Old Fashioned. In 1806 the word “cocktail” was first published and was given the definition of “a potent concoction of spirits, bitters, water, and sugar. A kind of bittered sling.”
 

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