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    The Old Fashioned

    Excellent article on cocktails with a shout out to "The Old Fashioned".

    ,,,but we like to sip Bourbon and mix rye.

    http://www.seriouseats.com/2007/02/t...fashioned.html

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    Thumbs up Re: The Old Fashioned

    I have probably never had one that was made correctly, but I have never enjoyed an Old Fashioned. And it has always appealed to me, i.e., I wanted to enjoy them.

    I need to read the article you linked and try to make a good one.

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    Re: The Old Fashioned

    I have made exactly one Old Fashioned. I used a couple wedges of a clementine in place of the orange slice. I went to heavy on the bitters ruining the drink. I got hooked on Manhattans and never tried making another Old Fashioned. I nead to try again.

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    Re: The Old Fashioned

    Leslie and I have been enjoying a few of these lately. We've had a lot of luck using blood oranges. Not so much luck using key limes
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    Re: The Old Fashioned

    I don't know what or if it is called any kind of drink but I have been adding a dash or two of orange bitters to my Rittenhouse Rye lately. This seems really refreshing to me. I sounds like an old fashion without the sugar water. I also like a cherry added once in a while. I might add that a dash or two of orange bitters added to some of the more bottom shelve rums kicks them up a notch also.

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    Last edited by Ubertaster; 03-01-2007 at 05:33.

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    Re: The Old Fashioned

    I had an Old Fashion once, at the Maker's Mark Lounge in Louisville.
    They use a sugar cube.

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    Thumbs up Re: The Old Fashioned

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer View Post
    I need to read the article you linked and try to make a good one.

    Tim
    Looks easy. I'll definitely try one.

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    Re: The Old Fashioned

    Quote Originally Posted by Ubertaster View Post
    I don't know what or if it is called any kind of drink but I have been adding a dash or two of orange bitters to my Rittenhouse Rye lately. This seems really refreshing to me. I sounds like an old fashion without the sugar water. I also like a cherry added once in a while. I might add that a dash or two of orange bitters added to some of the more bottom shelve rums kicks them up a notch also.

    bj
    I sometimes add a drop or two of orange bitters to Old Grand Dad, either the BIB or the 114. I don't always want that but once in a while it is the perfect "mixed drink"

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    Re: The Old Fashioned

    Last night we made these again, but substituted Reagans Orange bitters for the Angostura. It made a really nice, but different drink.
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    Cool Re: The Old Fashioned

    Ah, I just made an Old Fashioned cocktail by the standard recipe given in the article. I am drinking it, right now. It is awesome!

    To clarify, I measured a teaspoon of sugar into an on-the-rocks glass, added two dashes of Angostura bitters, and probably about a half teaspoon of water. Muddled this stuff. Added about 2 ounces Wild Turkey 101, Stirred. Added about five small ice cubes. Yum!

    My problem in the past was the misguided idea of muddling fruit along with the sugar and bitters, as mentioned in the article. That was what my recipes told me to do, back in the day.

    Anyway, what a great cocktail!

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