Introduction: Veteran's Day Drink: a Marine's Old Fashioned

About: John Kramer and Mark Fleming are SuperTenders serving the comedic and cocktail needs of the Chicago Improv Community.

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This week The SuperTenders are commemorating Veteran's Day by having our favorite Marine Corp Vet, Matt Patruno, show you how to make his favorite drink: The Chesty Puller Old Fashioned.

Step 1: Here's What You Need to Make the Chesty Puller Old Fashioned

Here's what Matt uses to make the drink"

1) A tumbler or rocks glass

2) 1 Small orange slice

3) 1 Maraschino cherry

4) Orange Bitters and Angostura Bitters

5) 1 sugar cube or teaspoon of sugar.

6) 2 oz or Makers Mark Whiskey

7) A shaker cup and muddler

8) Several Ice cubes

9) 2 oz hot water

Step 2: Our Favorite Vet's Favorite Drink

Our friend Matt Patruno served in the United States Marine Corp for 6 years, earning the rank of Sergeant. Like most Marines, Matt was taught to revere "Chesty" Puller, the only Marine to win 5 Navy Crosses-- which is where the Chesty Puller Old Fashioned gets its name.

Step 3: Step 1: Make a Simple Syrup

The first thing you need to do is make a small amount of simple syrup. To do so, take 1 packet or sugar or a sugar cube and combine it in a rocks glass with a good splash of hot water. Mix the water and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Step 4: Step 2: Add and Muddle

Into the rocks glass add to the simple syrup: 1 orange slice, 1 maraschino cherry, 3 or 4 dashes of both regular (Angostura) and Orange Bitters. Muddle the ingredients together for 10 seconds.

Step 5: Step 3: Add the Whiskey

Next, add 2 oz of good whiskey. Makers Mark or Jack Daniels works well. Fill the glass with ice.

Step 6: Step 4: Mix It Up

Now pour the contents of your glass into a shaker cup and shake it all up for a few seconds. Then pour the shaker cup contents back into your rocks glass and get ready to enjoy your Chesty Puller Old Fashioned!

Step 7: Now Enjoy -- and Thank a Vet for His or Her Service!

You've done it! You've made a Marine's favorite drink: The Chesty Puller Old Fashioned! Now don't forget to let your favorite vet know how much you appreciate their service to our country!