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."

Recipe by Cooking Light April 2005

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
1 serving (serving size: about 1/3 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

261 calories; carbohydrates 7g; fiber 0.1g; sodium 1mg; calcium 1mg.
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