Hi ho, hi ho- it's off to the bar we go! It's time once again to settle in after work, and enjoy a tip and sip. This week, I indulge in a classic, old fashioned drink.
Called the Classic Old Fashioned.
Please feel free to clap and laugh at that bit of word play, as you see fit.
To make this, you just need some old fashioned ingredients- a teaspoon of simple syrup (I used Grenadine, but you could also just dissolve a sugar cube in the drink), 1 1/2 oz whiskey (such as Canadian Club), a couple of "dashes" of bitters (like Taynton Bay's Sweet Orange Bitters), and a teaspoon of water.
And a few maraschino cherries for garnish- because well all about that class, eh.
I'm not going to lie. I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this drink.
There was an interesting tug of war that went on between the whiskey and the orange bitters during the first few sips. It's as if the drink couldn't decide if it wanted to be whiskey based... or orange based. After a few more sips, the drink leveled out into something not so interesting.
Other than the festive red colour created by the Grenadine, this drink was ultimately a rather bland one. In fact, it wound up being so bland that after those first few sips, I almost forgot about it as I read the "Star Trek vs Transfomers" comic I'd bought.
While it starts out interesting, like most things that are "old fashioned", this drink was easy to leave to the mists of memory. I'm going to have to give it an "Ugly".