The Proper Old-Fashioned


We had a great time entertaining and hanging out with friends this past Saturday. (I think our mantel decorated with our repurposed wedding decor did a nice job of welcoming our guests).

Since it was a little chillier that night, we decided to go with an old standard for our signature cocktail – the Old-Fashioned (and from what I just learned, it is the signature cocktail of the state of Wisconsin).  I had never had one before, but was pleasantly surprised at how tasty it was.  We made ours with rye, but you can also use bourbon (or brandy if you like it on the sweeter side.)

Here is what you’ll need:


  • 1/4 measure/1 tsp sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 measures/3 tbsp rye

Mix the sugar syrup and bitters in a low ball or old-fashioned glass.  Add plenty of ice and then the rye. Lastly, add a slice of orange and a cocktail cherry (or two!)

And voila! You have now made the most old-fashioned recipe for an Old-Fashioned.

Our spare ribs and goat cheese polenta didn’t turn out half bad either – I’ll have to post the recipe next time we have it. :)


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