I just turned 39. Is that too young to be old fashioned? hyuk yuk yuk.

What you need:

  • Some sort of fire producing apparatus, like a lighter or one of those fancy kitchen blowtorches
  • A big chonky ice cube
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 oz rye or bourbon. I prefer bourbon because I like my throat to hurt.
  • 2 dashes orange bitters, or Angostura bitters if that’s what you have
  • 1 tsp water
  • A rocks glass
  • 2 slices of orange peel

Do This:

  • Add sugar, bitters, and water to the rocks glass and stir until sugar is mostly dissolved
  • Add the chonky ice cube
  • Add the booze and stir gently. It’s had a long day too, you know.
  • Bend a slice of orange peel so the oils come out and rub on the rim of the glass
  • With your fire maker lit, bend the second slice and bring close to the flame to ignite the ccocktails
  • Drop the second slice in the glass
  • Drink responsibly.

Since there are a zillion ways to make an old fashioned, feel free to show me how wrong I am by submitting your own.

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