The Old Fashioned dates back to 1806. A doctor’s remedy from Hudson, NY, it didn’t get its name til 1880. The taste is delicious, with earthy, sweet and tropical, citrus flavors gently appeasing the palate. By 1860, the recipe was being modified by bartenders around the US, who added orange curaçao, absinthe or other liqueurs, creating a range of variations, many still popular today.
- 2 ounces 7 Crown blended whiskey
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 ounce water or club soda
- 2 dashes bitters
- Muddle together sugar, water and bitters in an 8 ounce old fashioned glass until sugar is dissolved. Add a good-sized ice cube.
- Decorate with twist of lemon peel, maraschino cherry and slice of orange.
- Pour in 7 Crown whiskey.
- Stir gently.
- Serve with stirrer.