Fancy Free

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Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Mixing glass
Bar spoon
Strainer

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 195 calories in one serving of Fancy Free.

Times, Seasons & Occasions

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Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Sugar rim (optional) & Luxardo Maraschino cherry

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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)
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Our review:

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).

Variant:

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.

History:

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.

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