A simple, classic cocktail that has as many opinions on how to drink one as there are recipes for how to make one. Bottom line, it’s been a long week, it’s Friday and I simply don’t want to buy numerous ingredients and spend 20 minutes concocting a bespoke cocktail. Here’s our version of the classic.
1 sugar cube (or 1tsp simple syrup - recipe below)
1 tsp water
Few dashes Angostura bitters
2 oz bourbon
Maraschino cherry (not from the ice cream isle. Spend the money and buy the nice ones, like Luxardo or Woodford Reserve)
In the bottom of a rocks glass, muddle the sugar cube with water and bitters until the sugar has dissolved. If using the simple syrup, stir with the bitters. Add your bourbon then your ice and stir until chilled. Twist your orange rind over your beverage and drop into the glass. Yield: 1 cocktail.
1 sugar cube
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters
2 oz reposado tequila
In the bottom of a rocks glass, muddle the sugar cube with the bitters until dissolved. Add tequila, ice and stir until chilled. Twist your orange rind over your beverage and drop into the glass. Yield: 1 cocktail.