PaulO wrote:I would be interested to hear the recipe from Preston. There is a book called Imbide that has a chapter on the Old Fashion.
Here you go:
Glass: Old Fashioned
Method: soak Sugar Cubes in Bitters over cocktail napkin, drop cubes in, muddle them with an Orange slice, add Spirit and Ice (half of ice and spirit at a time) and stir gently
Ingredients: 50ml Van Winkle 15yr Bourbon, Orange slice muddled with 2 brown Sugar Cubes soaked in Orange and Angostura Bitters,
G: Orange twist and a fresh Cherry (optional, just no maraschino)
Personally, I left out the cherry. Also, I adjusted the ingredients for a 2 ounce drink. Finally, I strained the mixture into the glass over ice using a mini-strainer/sifter. That prevents any pulp in the glass, gives the drink a better aesthetic, without losing any of the flavour from the citrus oils.
Damn tasty. The best OF I've ever had.