cocktail perfected: the old fashioned

Last week, we bought some new whiskey, Cedar Ridge…(yes, it’s another one from our favorite Iowa distillery!) I thought I would try my hand at making another classic cocktail–Old Fashioneds.

Classic Old Fashioned

2oz whiskey

1tsp sugar (or 1 sugar cube)

2 dashes bitters

splash of soda or water

Place sugar in glass and add bitters and a little bit of water. Muddle to help the sugar dissolve. Add ice and whiskey. Garnish with cherry and lemon peel (we skipped the lemon peel.)

This one is delicious, but definitely a sipper! And perfect for happy hour!

That’s two cocktails down, one to go for the Summer Manifesto! Any suggestions on a good classic for the big finish in August?



5 thoughts on “cocktail perfected: the old fashioned

  1. Meryl says:

    That looks delicious! I’ve never been a whiskey drinker until this summer, but we’ve really gotten into horse feathers. Also, you can never go wrong with a classic G&T!

  2. Holly says:

    You should try the WI/MN twist: Brandy Old Fashioned. Yum! One of my fav’s – bitters, sugar, brandy, topped with Sprite and a bit of cherry juice. It’s a Kassing staple! 🙂

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