The Old Fashioned is a cocktail made by muddling sugar with bitters, then adding alcohol, such as whiskey or brandy, and a twist of citrus rind.
- 1 sugar cube
- 3 dashes Bitters — Angostura bitters
- club soda
- 2 ounces whiskey — rye whisky
- old-fashioned glass
- Place the sugar cube (or 1/2 teaspoon loose sugar) in an Old-Fashioned glass.
- Wet it down with 2 or 3 dashes of Angostura bitters and a short splash of water or club soda.
- Crush the sugar with a wooden muddler, chopstick.
- Rotate the glass so that the sugar grains and bitters give it a lining.
- Add a large ice cube.
- Pour in the rye (or bourbon).
- Serve with a stirring rod.