|Donna's Old Fashioned|
The Old Fashioned is purported to have its beginnings in the 1880s. It was first offered as a bourbon cocktail at a gentleman's club in Louisville, Kentucky and was a favorite cocktail of presidents Harry S. Truman and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The original version of this drink muddles sugar with bitters, bourbon and a twist of citrus. My version is made with the muddled rind and juices of lemon and orange, sugar, and a generous dose of bitters. The cocktail is then strained into a short, round glass with 2 ounces of bourbon and topped with seltzer. We're not done until the cocktail is adorned with two or three maraschino cherries. Cheers!
Donna's Old Fashioned
|Donna's Old Fashioned Ingredients|
- 1/4 of a lemon, cut into pieces
- 1/4 of an orange, cut into pieces
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 6 dashes of Angostura's bitters
- 2 ounces of bourbon, your favorite kind
- seltzer, to top off
- Maraschino cherries, high quality with stems
Cut the lemon and orange into large chunks and place in the glass of a Boston Shaker with the sugar and bitters.
|Use a Muddler for Lots of Flavor|
Strain the juice into a short, round glass filled with ice. Add 2 ounces of your favorite bourbon. Top off with seltzer and garnish with two or three maraschino cherries. Stir and serve immediately.
|Top Off with Seltzer|
Enjoy, and remember to drink responsibly.