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Yup. It’s pretty reliable. Don Draper and the firm must be about to hit the airwaves with a new season of Mad Men.

Im just sayin‘.

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.

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  1. Dead on. I’m a fan of the show, but I myself enjoyed an unrelated Old Fashioned last night. Smooth Ambler Old Scout straight bourbon whiskey, 5yo, 99 proof. Sugar cube soaked in Angostura, bourbon, giant ice chunk. Heaven.

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  2. Dagreb

    25 March

    The more non-fruit salad & non-soda OF posts the better, says I.

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  3. Doug

    25 March

    I will say that all these posts has swung me back to remembering the joy of a really good bourbon Old-Fashioned. I’ve been making so many rum ones over the last year or so, I’d almost forgotten.

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  4. dbeach

    28 March

    Oy. I can’t say I’m so dogmatic as you, but that recipe you linked to, oh God why? Muddle the cherry?

    It is very much a sign of a bar in which you should never get anything but beer or straight liquor if you see them make an Old Fashioned and they either muddle the cherry or put in more than a teaspoon of water (or, um, soda).

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  5. Doug

    28 March

    If you note, each letter links to a different post.

    I want no cherries anywhere NEAR my Old-Fashioned.

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  6. dbeach

    29 March

    Oh wow, I did not notice the many links. Crafty.

    As far as the cherry goes, I wouldn’t want one of those toxic bright red jobs, but I wouldn’t object to a couple of luxardo cherries or the like as a garnish — just not muddled into the drink!

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