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Combine the sugar cube, bitters, and 1 tsp. water in an old-fashioned glass. Muddle well, add blended whiskey, and stir. Add a twist of lemon peel and ice cubes. Add slices of orange and lemon and top with the cherry. Serve with a swizzle stick.
posted by Segan @ 04:00PM, 1/13/07
A proper old fashioned should not have any fruit in it especially not cherries!
posted by YaYa @ 03:47AM, 2/03/07
Substitute Brandy for Whiskey, garnish with cherries or olives.
posted by Jessica @ 11:04AM, 7/14/07
No fruit in the old fashioned!! Continual stirring with gradual addition of ice and bourbon, can be finished with the zest of an orange...
posted by Julien Aleksandres @ 05:53PM, 8/07/07
I used to be a bartender and I've been drinking Old-Fashioneds for years. Live in New York City and not to be snob - but TRUST ME - Old Fashioned DOES have fruit. I was at the legendary Rainbow Room a couple of weeks ago.
Cherry and Orange muddled. Never in my life heard of lemon, although a lemon TWIST as garnish IS fine. :)
posted by JR @ 08:31PM, 12/08/07
Old Fashioned's do contain fruit. The orange and cherry are essential. The lemon is a new twist (no pun intended) on this classic. Juilen is correct.
posted by Tom @ 04:43PM, 1/01/08
To be honest you should muddle a cherry and orange peel into a fiune paste, this adds flavour to the drink. Where did you hear the idea of lemon????
posted by Luchresi @ 02:00AM, 1/06/08
Sorry to rain on your respective parades guys, but I happen to be very big on the L.A. cocktail circuit, and I can tell you for certain that the old-fashioned contains blackberries and a few muddled capyberra pellets.
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