Originally Posted by GreenFrog
How do you guys make your old-fashioneds?
Also, I just remembered, but I was hammered at the bars last night and I asked the bartender to make me a French 75.
She had no idea wtf I was talking about and I proceeded to tell her the ingredients. I then immediately felt like an incredible douche and asked for a shot of whiskey instead. She did not like me, lol.
I add fruit, which most here are probably reluctant to use.
Simple (I actually use the liquid sugar in the raw stuff)
A few dashes of whatever bitters I feel like using
Small slice of lemon, cherry, fresh if I have it. Mash the lemon up a little. You will get some sweetness from the cherry, but it's balanced by the bitters and by using lemon instead of orange.
Add ice, and two measures (3 oz) of Whiskey. Bourbon in summer, rye in winter, or whatever I feel like. Stir it up to make sure everything's properly dissolved, and drink.