Old Fashioned Cocktail (muddled fruit version)

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Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass

Garnish:

Orange zest twist & Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

MUDDLE orange and cherries in base of shaker. Add other ingredients, SHAKE with ice and fine strain into ice-filled glass.

2 whole Maraschino cherry (from jar in syrup)
12 slice Orange (fresh fruit) (cut into segments)
12 slice Lemon (fresh) (cut into segments)
2 1/2 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
1/4 fl oz Syrup from Luxardo Maraschino Cherries
1/4 fl oz Sugar syrup (65.0°brix, 2 sugar to 1 water rich syrup)
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
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Review:

This drink is often mixed in the glass in which it is to be served. Shaking better incorporates the flavours produced by muddling and fine straining removes the orange peel and cherry skin.

History:

Orange and lemon segments, and sometimes even a maraschino cherry, are sometimes muddled when making an Old Fashioned. The practise probably originated during Prohibition as a means of disguising rough spirits. This practice is almost unknown outside North America.

In the Foreword to his 1945 Cocktail Guide and Ladies' Companion, Lucus Beebe recants the reaction of a bartender at Chicago's Drake Hotel when ordering "an Old Fashioned without fruit except for lemon." "Yong impudent sir", he screamed, "my hair is hoary–with eld," he added as an afterthought. "Man and boy I've built Old Fashioned cocktails these sixty years. Yes, sir, since the first Armour was pushing a wheelbarrow in a slaughterhouse, and I have never yet had the perverted nastiness of mind to put fruit in an Old Fashioned."
Old-Fashioned cocktail history

Nutrition:

One serving of Old Fashioned Cocktail (muddled fruit version) contains 227 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.7 standard drinks
  • 26.94% alc./vol. (53.88° proof)
  • 24.4 grams of pure alcohol
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