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The white negroni is an inferior cocktail.
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Any suggestions for something like an old fashioned but without the sweetness?  I usually just do bourbon and bitters

post #12588 of 14195
A Pyrat mojito.

Or two.
post #12589 of 14195
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Any suggestions for something like an old fashioned but without the sweetness?  I usually just do bourbon and bitters
Um...
post #12590 of 14195
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Any suggestions for something like an old fashioned but without the sweetness?  I usually just do bourbon and bitters

I mean... That's pretty much all an old fashioned is. Sometimes folks muddle a sugar cube with the bitters, but I'm assuming you're not doing that. If you're just drinking bourbon and bitters and think it too sweet, I'm going to go out on a limb and say you don't like bourbon.

Try rye whiskey if you want, I prefer it to bourbon anyways, and its a bit less sweet.
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Any suggestions for something like an old fashioned but without the sweetness?  I usually just do bourbon and bitters

What bourbon are you using? Some are sweeter than others.

Also, I second using rye instead of bourbon. More spicy than sweet.
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What bourbon are you using? Some are sweeter than others.

Also, I second using rye instead of bourbon. More spicy than sweet.

 

I was at a work party and all they had was jack daniels.  the first old fashioned i had was "regular" and way sweeter than i remember them being, so I went to bourbon and bitters after that.   i usually like woodford, or for cheaper nights, fighting cock.  any suggestions for a good rye?

post #12593 of 14195
Couple pics from the last few days.

Royal Canadian Small Batch Whiskey on ice in my new glasses.


Hastily thrown together variant of Huntsman's white martini:
2 oz or so of Lillet
2 oz or so of Beefeater 24 gin
dash of Luxardo Maraschino
Kumquat
post #12594 of 14195
That "white martini" looks pretty tasty, actually.
post #12595 of 14195
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I was at a work party and all they had was jack daniels.  the first old fashioned i had was "regular" and way sweeter than i remember them being, so I went to bourbon and bitters after that.   i usually like woodford, or for cheaper nights, fighting cock.  any suggestions for a good rye?

Rittenhouse BIB and Bulleit for commonly available ryes. Both are between $20-25.
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One can do a good aged rum with an Old Fashioned.
post #12598 of 14195
Having a last word variation.

Yellow chartreuse
Mescal
Lime
Dialed down the luxardo
post #12599 of 14195
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One can do a good aged rum with an Old Fashioned.

If one is opposed to the sweetness of a regular old fashioned, IMO switching to aged rum probably won't work.

I agree to the switch to eye, I find when I don't want anything sweet, a rittenhouse works well. I also normally garnish with a lemon twist instead which I generally prefer with rye.
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One can do a good aged rum with an Old Fashioned.

Ruhlman has this on his website today.
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