Whiskey, bitters, sugar and ice are the basics of the Old Fashioned. Early descriptions of this classic cocktail display a creativity allowing anything from rye to gin to brandy as a base with whatever bitters you happened to have, ice, and a little sugar. This iconic cocktail is the most beloved, fought-over and discussed spirit. Its formula is simple, but how you combine those ingredients—in what proportion, using which brands, and with what kind of garnish—is the subject of much impassioned debate.
Today’s Old Fashioned offers plenty of room for invention and experimentation. To get you started, we offer a twist on the classic. And remember, rules were meant to be broken.
Old Forester Bourbon 100 Butter Pecan Old Fashioned created by Bartender Nick Nistico, Premier Beverage Company.
2 oz Old Forester 100 proof
.5 oz Simple Syrup
3 dashes Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters
Stir Gently with cube ice until chilled, strain over Rock Ice and garnish with Orange Twist “Stamp”
Renée Korbel Quinn | Mixology & Lifestyle Editor creating unique content for Eye on South Florida. A Downtown Girl Mixing it up in the South Florida scene. The latest in craft cocktails, craft beers and culinary experiences. Read my BITES column in Go Riverwalk Magazine and socialize with me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Photos for Mixologista by MRA Photography.