My boyfriend Aaron loves a good old fashioned, a smooth bourbon drink mixed with bitters and a cube of sugar. The classic cocktail also makes me think of Mad Men where they would be drinking it practically in every scene. That 60's ad life. Aaron decided that he was going to master the drink so he watched a bunch of his favorite bartenders make their version of an old fashioned and then came up with his own recipe.
1 demerara sugar cube
1 teaspoon water
3 dashes angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters
1 dash chocolate bitters
2 ounces bourbon
Add the sugar cube to the old fashioned low-ball glass then pour the water and bitters over the top. Muddle the mixture until the sugar has completely dissolved.
Add the bourbon and stir to combine. Pour the mixture over ice then stir in the ice for a minute. Garnish with orange peel and cherry.
Makes 1 (12-ounce) old fashioned.