The Old Fashioned can be traced back to 1806. It is considered by many to be the original cocktail. In fact the "old fashioned" glass was named after this drink. During prohibition fruit was added to the drink to cover up the poor spirits used at the time. This stuck and you will find most make it with either a zest or slice of orange and a cherry. Here's how to make one for yourself-
Ingredients - One sugar cube, splash of water,2 dashes Angostura bitters, ice and bourbon.

Place sugar cube in glass, add splash of water and muddle. add bitters fill with ice and the fill glass with bourbon.

Add fruit if you desire.

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Comment by Mike Norris on September 16, 2009 at 8:55am
The fruit muddle is a recent development that came along with flowery, painted bottles of liquor.
Comment by John Yarmel on September 16, 2009 at 6:28am
One bartender I used to know would muddle the fruit with the sugar and the bitters. Said many people preferred that to the original.
Comment by Nate Gilbert on September 15, 2009 at 1:17pm
Great drink! Had one the other day made by a bartender friend of mine. I really enjoyed it.

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