Yup. It’s pretty reliable. Don Draper and the firm must be about to hit the airwaves with a new season of Mad Men.
Maggi and I will be celebrating by actually getting around to watching Season One for the first time. Better late than never.
For the record, here’s the way to make an Old-Fashioned. This is not “my take” on this subject. This is Old Testament, tablets of stone stuff here. Really.
- 2 1/2 oz. top shelf bourbon (I use Four Roses Small Batch)
- 3/8 oz. simple syrup
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
In an Old Fashioned glass (natch), combine ingredients with a half-ounce of cracked or small ice. Stir swiftly until shards of ice have melted completely. Now place as large a chunk of solid ice as you have and will fit in the glass and give a few more twirls with the spoon. Peel a long strip of zest from a firm orange. Wrap the zest around the large chunk of ice.
Loosen tie before consuming.