With an unadulterated mix of alcohol, sugar, water and bitters, the Old Fashioned is perfect for winter nights
The Old Fashioned is a true cocktail that’ll warm the cockles in the darkest, coldest winter nights. This cracking little number comes courtesy of Jack Lawless, head barman at the award-winning Gentleman & Scholar bar at Birmingham’s Hyatt Regency.
ALL YOU NEED TO MIX IT UP BEAUTIFULLY
- 1 spoonful of caster sugar
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- Club soda
- 50ml of bourbon
- Orange peel to garnish
Add the sugar and Angostura bitters to a glass. Add a short splash of club soda and stir. Add ice and then the bourbon and stir again. Strain into an old fashioned glass with a large ice cube. Cut a small piece of orange peel and bend so the oil from the skin settles on the surface of the drink. Garnish with orange peel and serve.