Optimist Old Fashioned

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Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Photographed in a

ZigZag Old-Fashioned Glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass (preferably over a large cube or chunk of block ice).

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Review:

With 60ml of 45% alc./vol. whiskey (depending on your bourbon) and 15ml of 15% alc./vol. liqueur, this is a punchy cocktail. Some may want to drop the bourbon by 10ml or even 15ml for reasons of sobriety (I tried that) but the original 1:4 ratio sits best. (The optimist in me cut the block ice for the pic way too tall.)

History:

Adapted from a recipe created in 2021 by Stephanie Andrews at The Spindle Bar in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Nutrition:

One serving of Optimist Old Fashioned contains 200 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.8 standard drinks
  • 33.81% alc./vol. (67.62° proof)
  • 25.6 grams of pure alcohol
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