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    Old fashioned with Woodford

    I usually drink my Woodford neat but with this hot weather I was looking for a cocktail to drink it in. I am a new convert to the old fashioned and the Woodford goes great in it. I opted for a recipe with out all the fruit so here is how I've been making them.

    1 small sugar cube
    3 splashes of Angostura bitters on sugar cube
    Splash of water
    Muddle
    Pour a nice amount of bourbon about
    2 oz
    Add 2 ice cubes and stir
    And as of tonight a price of lemon peel is added at the end, it really brings the flavors out.

    Anyone have any suggestions on making this better. Also, feel free to tell me this isn't right, I'm a big boy and can handle constructive criticism. Also, I'm aware that I know next to nothing of bar tending or cocktail making.

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    Re: Old fashioned with Woodford

    I'm not a huge fan of Woodford neat but it does very well in cocktails.

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    Re: Old fashioned with Woodford

    IMO there is no wrong way to make an Old Fashion if you like the end result in the glass. I like to muddle a slice of blood orange and a fresh bing cherry or two with the sugar and bitters. Also I top with a splash of club soda. I am not a fan of Woodford and like a bourbon with a bit more proof. OGD BIB, WT 101 and EW BIB all work well and each give a bit different twist to the end product.
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    Re: Old fashioned with Woodford

    I prefer to use a simple syrup instead of trying to get a sugar cube to dissolve in cold water.

    Just heat equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan until all the sugar dissolves. Once cooled, I put it in a squeeze bottle and keep it in the fridge.

    Good for use in a Tom Collins as well.

    Oh yea, the Old Fashioned is my favorite whiskey cocktail by far!

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    Re: Old fashioned with Woodford

    That's pretty much how I make my old fashioned. The one variation I like to add, as compared to yours, is I muddle a cherry with the sugar and water. Typically I skip the lemon.
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    Re: Old fashioned with Woodford

    I like my old fashoineds a little fruity. I muddle an orange slice with a Luxardo cherry, bitters and a dash of sugar. I combine that with bourbon and ice in a shaker, give it a couple good shakes and pour the entire contents into my glass.

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    Re: Old fashioned with Woodford

    Can't beat this:

    http://youtu.be/oEr7ym4-r5I
    Last edited by DAM; 07-20-2011 at 18:22.

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    Re: Old fashioned with Woodford

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    Re: Old fashioned with Woodford

    I was playing around making an Old Fashioned with BT White Dog and it turned out really good so I thought I would share:

    1 teaspoon turbinado sugar
    3 dashes orange bitters
    1 ounce club soda
    1 two inch strip orange zest
    2 ounces White Dog
    1 additional ounce club soda
    Ice
    Luxardo Cherry
    Orange slice

    Place the turbinado sugar in your glass with the bitters, 1 ounce of club soda and strip of orange zest. Muddle gently until the sugar is dissolved.

    Add the White dog and stir (I used a spoon with a little bit of the Luxardo cherry syrup on it) Add ice and additional club soda if desired. Stir. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

    It is nice and refreshing during this heatwave.
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    Re: Old fashioned with Woodford

    Quote Originally Posted by IronHead View Post
    I was playing around making an Old Fashioned with BT White Dog and it turned out really good so I thought I would share:

    1 teaspoon turbinado sugar
    3 dashes orange bitters
    1 ounce club soda
    1 two inch strip orange zest
    2 ounces White Dog
    1 additional ounce club soda
    Ice
    Luxardo Cherry
    Orange slice

    Place the turbinado sugar in your glass with the bitters, 1 ounce of club soda and strip of orange zest. Muddle gently until the sugar is dissolved.

    Add the White dog and stir (I used a spoon with a little bit of the Luxardo cherry syrup on it) Add ice and additional club soda if desired. Stir. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

    It is nice and refreshing during this heatwave.
    How did you come to choose turbinado sugar? It seems like it would take longer to disolve than other sugars. This does sound like a good cocktail though!

    Added by edit:
    Have you tried this with a bourbon instead of the White Dog?
    Last edited by jcg9779; 07-29-2011 at 20:39.
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