(Cherry Chocolate) Old Fashioned
The simplified version of this Arcade favourite is a stirred down drink made with bourbon and / or rye whiskey, a touch of sugar and bitters. Both the dilution and quality of cubes are essential to the process of making a quality Old Fashioned, which is traditionally served over ice in a short, tumbler-like whisky glass.
Double measure of your choice of spiri (whiskeys are preferred – we like Bulleit bourbon – but alternatives with tequila or gin have become common)
Teaspoon of caster or demerera suga
Couple of dashes of orange bitters
Stir down in a cup or jar until diluted and mix well. Serve over ice and garnish with orange peel, zesting the oils on top of the drink.