A strong, straightforward drink, the Old-Fashioned has been the perfect leisure companion since the early 1800s (it was actually a “before-work” companion back then by the way…tip of the hat to you, America). As your more successful weekday’s comes to a close, here is a step-by-step guide on how to make a Trumaker favorite.
STEP 1: Select a bourbon
We went with Johnny Drum. In our opinion, it’s one of the best kept secrets in regards to whiskey.
STEP 2: Measure and pour 2 ounces of bourbon.
STEP 3: Crush and add a sugar cube, or pour a bit of simple syrup
Syrup is a little easier because it doesn’t clump like sugar can.
STEP 4: Add 3 dashes of Angostura bitters.
A small dash of bitters adds depth and complexity to a drink, enlivening an otherwise flat combination. They’re used to accent a cocktail, not to dominate it.
STEP 5: Stir to perfection.
STEP 6: Add a garnish (we used lemon peel) and gently squeeze the oils into the glass
This adds a bit more acidity and flavor.
STEP 7: Drink Up & Repeat