|2 fl oz||Bourbon whiskey|
|1/2 fl oz||Luxardo Maraschino liqueur|
|2 dash||Angostura or other aromatic bitters|
|1 dash||Orange bitters|
|1/2 fl oz||Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in green above.
Aromatised, tamed bourbon with complex maraschino notes. Basically, a Whiskey Old Fashioned with maraschino in place of sugar syrup. Best to bypass the sugared rim and indeed the straight-up version altogether (see variation).
Forget the classic straight-up serve, this cocktail is best-enjoyed on-the-rocks and garnished with an orange slice and perhaps also a cherry. While the 'up' version benefits from a splash of chilled water, the on-the-rocks version is opened with a splash of soda.
The first known reference to this cocktail is in Crosby Gaige's 1940 Cocktail Guide and Ladies' Companion. This cocktail is traditionally served straight-up with a sugared rim.