More Mid-week Cocktails

2 Aug

Another evening, another delicious bourbon inspired cocktail. This time a favourite of Don Draper, the main character of cool TV series Mad Men.

This one was super simple to make up, looks effective with a few slices of orange and some cherries and goes down a treat.

I used this recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 sugar cube
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • club soda
  • 2 ounces rye whisky (or bourbon as I used Maker’s Mark)

Glass Type: old-fashioned glass

Instructions

Place the sugar cube (or 1/2 teaspoon loose sugar) in an Old-Fashioned glass. Wet it down with 2 or 3 dashes of Angostura bitters and a short splash of water or club soda. Crush the sugar with a wooden muddler, chopstick, strong spoon, lipstick, cartridge case, whatever. Rotate the glass so that the sugar grains and bitters give it a lining. Add a large ice cube. Pour in the rye (or bourbon). Serve with a stirring rod.

Now you can drink like Don Draper too!

Photo courtesy of http://www.randysloan.com

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