Cocktail Culture: The Old Fashioned
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I think cocktails should be shared, so this is a recipe for two drinks!
Recipe type: Beverage
Serves: 2
  • 2 long sections of orange peel (zest only, no pith)
  • 2 dark cocktail cherries
  • 2 large ice balls or cubes
  • 3-4 ounces of bourbon (I use 2 ounces per drink)
  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup
  • 3-4 dashes of orange bitters
  • 1-2 teaspoons orange juice (optional)
  • cherry syrup, to taste (optional)
  • handful of ice cubes
  1. Rub the rim of two lowball glasses with the orange peel then put the peel in the glasses. Add a cocktail cherry and an ice cube to each glass.
  2. Combine the bourbon, agave, and bitters in a cocktail shaker. If you want your drink slightly sweeter, add the orange juice or cherry syrup from the cocktail cherries, or both. Add ice cubes, cover tightly, and shake well.
  3. Pour drinks over the two ice cubes and enjoy!
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