Muddled “New” Old Fashioned

With the final season of Madman soon approaching… an upgrade to the old fashioned classic cocktail seemed only apropos, with thanks to Bill Heck’s recipe (Bon Appetit). I substituted granulated sugar for the cubes… turned out equally as tasty…

Size: makes 1

Ingredients:
2 sugar cubes (or 1 1/2-2 teaspoons granulated sugar)
4 dashes of Angostura bitters
1 lemon wheel
1 lime wheel
1 orange wheel
1 maraschino cherry
1/2 tsp grenadine
1/4 cup bourbon or rye whiskey
Club soda/seltzer
Ginger ale

Directions:

Drop sugar cubes in a rocks glass; sprinkle with bitters and add citrus wheels, cherry, and grenadine. Using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, mash just to release fruit juices and oils. Add bourbon/whiskey. Fill glass with ice cubes; stir to combine. Top with equal parts club soda and ginger ale.


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Author: Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ

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