Wow, Robert Hess' review of the Old Fashioned is great! This is an awesome review of a fantastic cocktail. The Old Fashioned is in my 2 top of drinks. The article recounts the history of the cocktail back to its assumed origins and gives examples of how the receipt changed over the years.
I've been examining this article all day and experimenting with the receipt. I changed how I make this old favorite after reading Robert's article.
1 to 2 tsp Simple Syrup
3 dashes Bitters (Orange Bitters if you can find it)
Slice of Orange Peel, after first squeezing into glass
Muddle these ingredients...
Fill with Bourbon
Garnish with orange wheel and cherry
Serve with straws or small bar spoon.
I think I'll go have another one now. ;)
Thanks for the article Robert.
Here it is, enjoy!
By the way Robert, I checked my 2000 printing of Mr. Boston and it has the same Old Fashioned receipt as the 1979 printing.