Old Fashioned Cocktail (Difford's recipe)

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Serve in

an Old-fashioned glass...
fl oz Bourbon whiskey
1 fl oz Rittenhouse Bottled in Bond
fl oz Demerara sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)
9 drop Bob's Abbotts Bitters
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How to make:

STIR bourbon with three ice cubes (dry to the touch well-frozen ice, not wet ice) in a glass. Add rye whiskey, sugar syrup, bitters and two more ice cubes. STIR some more and add another two ice cubes. And if you have room, add more ice before serving.


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The melting and stirring in of ice cubes is essential to the dilution, chilling and so the taste of this sublime classic.


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For the full story behind the origins of the Old-Fashioned see our Old-Fashioned page.


There are approximately 217 calories in one serving of Old Fashioned Cocktail (Difford's recipe).

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