One of the oldest cocktails – dating from the 19th Century – the Old Fashioned combines sugar and bourbon with bitters and is portrayed in popular culture as the drink of choice for the debonair gentleman.
45ml Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
2 dashes of angostura bitters
1 sugar cube
Using a short tumbler glass, saturate the sugar cube with the bitters and a dash of water. Muddle the mixture until the sugar has dissolved and fill the glass with ice cubes. Add the bourbon or rye and garnish with orange peel or a cherry.