Cocktail Hour

Whiskey Wednesday:
The Old Fashioned

It’s no secret that Old Fashioneds have made a new comeback in a big way. Since this cocktail classic has eluded our drink menu for a while, we sat down with the folks at Skytown – Bushwick’s neighborhood bar that has perfected the art of “simple but excellent” – to snag their recipe.

Queue in on the bar’s “slower-than-the-rest-of-New-York” vibe and make this drink tonight (Mason Jar serving glass mandatory):

Skytown’s Simple Man (Old Fashioned)

  • demerera sugar cubes
  • angostura bitters
  • seltzer water
  • sliced orange
  • whiskey

In an 8oz ball mason jar, combine 1 Demerara sugar cube, 4 dashes Angostura Bitters, a splash of seltzer, and a quarter-inch orange slice.

Using a muddler (Don’t have one? Try using a wooden spoon handle!), muddle together the above ingredients, to crush and combine.

Top muddled ingredients with ice cubes and a healthy pour (2 ounces is standard) of your favorite whiskey.

Pssst… Already perfected this bartender’s staple? Try it with a Blood Orange twist with this recipe from Culinary Colleen!

– Emily Grant



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