The Old Fashioned

Did you know Mad Men has a cookbook? We discovered it  this weekend and have been living in the 60’s ever since – which basically means eating roasts, jello, and drinking copious amounts of gin and bourbon.

The first cocktail I ever had was a Dirty Sapphire Martini. It is, to this day, my drink of choice. Second? A Sapphire Gimlet. Can you tell who’s the fan of gin around here, eh?

But GamerMan… he’s more of a bourbon guy. Which is why when I found the recipe for an Old Fashioned in the Mad Men cookbook, I immediately ran to the cupboard and whipped one up!

Old Fashioned

(makes 1 drink – per The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook)

1 orange slice
1 maraschino cherry
1 teaspoon sugar
Few drops of Angostura bitters
A splash of soda water to muddle ingredients
2 1⁄2 ounces rye or bourbon

In a mixing glass, muddle orange slice, cherry, sugar, bitters, and a little soda water: push around and break up cherry and orange until flavor is released.

Add soda water so cherry is wet and sugar is melted.

Add rye or bourbon and serve over rocks, if desired.

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