Orange wheel slice & Luxardo maraschino cherry sail
How to make:
MUDDLE first 4 ingredients in base of glass. Add brandy and 6oz scoop crushed ice.
|1 wedge||Orange (fresh)|
|1 whole||Maraschino cherry (from jar in syrup)|
|1/6 fl oz||Demerara/Muscovado/brown sugar syrup (2 sugar:1 water)|
|2 dash||Angostura Aromatic Bitters|
|2 fl oz||Cognac (brandy)|
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Fruity and lightly sweetened brandy cooled and diluted with crushed ice. What's not to like?
The Brandy Old-Fashioned is often made using Californian brandy and depending on the sweetness of your brandy you may want to reduce the sugar syrup in this recipe. Use a wedge, rather than a slice, of orange as when muddled a slice breaks up too much leaving unsightly debris in the drink.
The muddled fruit Old-Fashioned seems to have arisen due to masking poor quality whiskey during Prohibition and in America lingered as the prevailing way to make an Old-Fashioned into the mid-1990s. Helped by Jeffrey Morganthaler, as muddling fruit in the whisky-based Old-Fashioned has faded so muddling fruit in the brandy brandy-based version has grown in popularity, particularly in Wisconsin where a Brandy Old-Fashioned is considered the state drink.