Old Fashioneds

One of my favorite drinks. Usually you'll want to make one first for testing to be sure your bourbon to sugar to bitters ratio is just right. No really. You wouldn't want to serve one that wasn't just right. I know, I know, rough job.

For 1


4 oz. Bourbon (Jim Beam)
Splash of Soda Water
5 Dashes Angostura Bitters
1 t Sugar
2 Orange Rind Twists
1 Lemon Rind Twist
2 Maraschino Cherries


Put your sugar, bitters, orange, and lemon rinds in an 8 oz. glass, and fill the glass ¾ of the way with ice. With a spoon, muddle what's in the glass (i.e., mix it up good, so you bruise the rinds and get the bitters and sugar coating the rinds and the ice). Pour in your bourbon and a splash of soda water, throw in a couple of maraschino cherries, and mix with your spoon.


Good Prepping & Dining Music

Art Blakey
Jazz Messengers

Django Reinhardt
Verve Jazz Masters 38

Various Artists
Begin The Beguine: The Greats Of Swing

Eighteenth Street Lounge
Jet Society