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Old-Fashioned

Yield 1 serving (serving size: about 1/3 cup)
This is the author's adaptation of James Beard's formula for this American classic. Most people use bourbon, but it can also be made with rum or brandy. There is no garnish of maraschino cherry or orange because, as Beard wrote, "I loathe fruit salad . . . and all the decorations that usually accompany this simple drink."

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 1 (1-inch) strip lemon rind
  • 6 tablespoons bourbon
  • Crushed ice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 261
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 7 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 1 mg
  • calcium 1 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place sugar, bitters, and rind in a tall glass; crush with back of a spoon. Add bourbon; stir to combine. Fill glass with crushed ice.