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According to cocktail historian David Wondrich, the old-fashioned is a direct descendant of the earliest known “true” cocktail, which in 1806 consisted of “a little water, a little sugar, a lot of liquor and a couple splashes of bitters.” While it’s not traditional, some bartenders muddle a cherry into the drink or add one as garnish. Slideshow: More Classic Cocktails 

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Recipe Summary

total:
5 mins
Yield:
Makes 1
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a mixing glass, combine the bourbon, Rich Simple Syrup and bitters. Fill the glass with ice, stir well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Pinch the orange twist over the drink, add it to the glass and garnish with the skewered cherry.

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