The Old(er) Fashioned

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  • bjjnova posted 2 years ago

    It doesn't really work to try to dissolve the sugar once you add the spirit. Stir this right after you add the water until all the sugar is dissolved. Then add the whiskey. Much better result.

  • Chris posted 5 years ago

    If you're going to use Maraschino cherries, use the real deal -- Luxardo -- available from Kegworks. Also, you can save a lot of muddling by making a 2:1 Demerara sugar syrup (add gum arabic for a genuine bartender's gomme syrup -- see the recipe in Dave Wondrich's Imbibe!).

    If you live in Australia or nearby, try making this with Tasmanian spiced cherries.

  • editor posted 5 years ago

    You can substitute maraschino for brandied cherries in this recipe (and all cocktail recipes, for that matter). However, brandied cherries tend to have a more complex flavor than maraschino cherries, which can be overly sweet, which is why many bartenders prefer them.

  • Luke posted 5 years ago

    What happened to the Maraschino cherries? No one likes em anymore?

  • Bryan posted 5 years ago

    Old fashioneds are to never be fizzy. Soda pop is for little kidies who also think that martinis can be made with vodka.


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