Cocktail Moment: Old Fashioned (the original way)

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Ingredients:

  • 1 sugar cube
  • Bitters - Use Angostura. Don’t fall for those fancy artisanal bitters
  • 2 ½ oz whiskey - Rye or Bourbon
  • Lemon
  • Ice

Begin with a sturdy glass because this is going to get a little rough. Drop a sugar cube into the glass and add a few dashes of bitters on top of it.

Use your bar muddler to crush up the sugar cube really well (this is the rough part). If you’re feeling a little shy, adding a bit of water or club soda is not out of the question.

Add a little over 2 ounces, say, 2½, of whiskey to the glass. Drop in a few ice cubes and set the glass aside to water while you make the garnish.

Cut a big but thin slice from the peel of the lemon. Set that aside for a second.

Stir the drink with a bar spoon.

Squeeze the slice of peel over the drink with the color side down to ensure the citrus oils go into the glass, then drop the garnish itself into the glass.

Enjoy in good health.

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Cocktail Moment: Old Fashioned (the original way)

Updated