|1 fl oz||Straight bottled-in-bond rye whiskey|
|1 fl oz||Bourbon whiskey|
|1⁄6 fl oz||Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup|
|1⁄12 fl oz||Luxardo Maraschino liqueur|
|1 dash||Boker's bitters|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in red above.
An Old Fashioned "improved" by the addition of maraschino liqueur and absinthe. Like the Old-Fashioned, this is a spirit-forward sipping cocktail.
The Whiskey Cocktail, along with this Improved version appeared in Jerry Thomas's 1887 The Bar-tender's Guide.