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Rick’s Old Fashioned

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins

 3 generous dashes of Angostura bitters
 2 tsp rich simple syrup*
 2 fl oz Bourbon, I used Colonel E. H. Taylor
 3 dashes orange bitters, I used Cocktail Punk
 1 orange peel
 1 maraschino cherry, I used Bada Bing
For the rich simple syrup:
 ½ cup sugar
 ½ cup dark brown sugar
 1 cup water

Using a double-old fashioned glass, add 3 dashes of the Angostura bitters, 2 bar spoons or teaspoons full of the rich simple syrup, and the bourbon. Add a large single ice cube and stir to combine. Stir until the cocktail is very cold. Top with the orange bitters. Twist the orange peel to release some of the zest/oil over the cocktail. Garnish with the orange peel and maraschino cherry.

To make the rich simple syrup:

In a small saucepan over medium-heat, combine the sugars and water. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Allow the mixture to boil for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the syrup to cool to room temperature. Store in a covered container for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1