Introduction: How to Make an Old Fashioned

Get your Don Draper on with this classic of classics – although I think Don adds soda and bad maraschino cherries. Please don't do that.

Brandon Herring

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Step 1: Cocktail Ingredients for an Old Fashioned

Let's make sure you've got all the ingredients you need.

2 oz. rye whiskey
1 sugar cube
2 dashes angostura bitters
Orange peel
1 dash orange bitters (optional)

Step 2: Preparation

In a rocks glass, add sugar, bitters and orange peel. Muddle gently until sugar is dissolved. Add whiskey and give a quick stir. Add 1 large ice cube, stir and garnish with fresh orange peel.