An Old Old-Fashioned
Revisit the original recipe for this Southern favorite
illustration: Tim Bower
1 tsp. simple syrup (or 1/2 lump of sugar)
1/2 slice orange
1 cherry with stem
1 lemon twist
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Ice (1 to 2 cubes)
2 1/2 oz. fine Kentucky bourbon
Combine first 5 ingredients in a traditional old-fashioned glass. Muddle with a wooden pestle, then add ice and bourbon. Stir well to chill. you can add a splash of water if you prefer.
A city signature, the old-fashioned was purportedly born behind the bar at Louisville’s Pendennis Club around 1889. The club’s events and catering manager, Dana Cirelli, shares the original recipe.
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