Old Fashioned

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Celebrate Father’s Day with a special feature drink that embodies timeless elegance: the Old Fashioned. Don’t be deceived by the drink’s inherent simplicity; it offers ample opportunity for creativity and personalization. Whether you prefer a traditional approach with just whiskey, sugar, and bitters, or you want to experiment with unique twists like flavored bitters or infused syrups, the Old Fashioned allows you to craft a drink that perfectly suits your father’s taste. Raise a glass to Dad with a cocktail that’s as classic and distinguished as he is.

Ingredients

Old-Fashioned Cocktail

  • 2 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 1/4 ounce rich simple syrup
  • 1 orange twist, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a mixing glass, stir together two ounces of bourbon, whiskey or rye, rich simple syrup, and Angostura bitters.
    Strain into a rocks glass over one large ice cube, and garnish with an orange peel and/or a maraschino cherry, if desired.

Commercial Food Equipment Recommended

Crafting the perfect Old Fashioned drink in a commercial setting requires the right equipment to ensure consistency, quality, and efficiency. Start with a high-quality cocktail shaker and mixing glass to properly blend and chill the ingredients. A commercial-grade ice machine is essential for producing clear, large ice cubes that melt slowly, preserving the drink’s flavor. For precise measurements, use a professional jigger. A muddler is necessary for gently crushing sugar cubes with bitters, releasing their flavors. Lastly, a set of durable, stylish rocks glasses showcases the Old Fashioned beautifully, while garnishes like orange peels and cherries are easily prepared with a sharp paring knife and peeler.

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