Happy Friday! Let’s have a drink!


Old Fashioned
Author: 2-in-1 International Recipe Card Collection, 1977
  • 1 lump sugar
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 1/2 jiggers blended whiskey
  1. Place sugar lump in Old Fashioned glass and sprinkle with bitters; if desired, add dash of water and mull.
  2. Fill glass with ice; pour in whiskey. Garnish with lemon twist, orange slice, and maraschino cherry.


This is a whiskey Old Fashioned cocktail that goes with the Old-Fashioned Indoor Weenie Roast that we posted on Wednesday. If you are afraid of lighting vegetables on fire and then roasting hot dogs on them, we recommend making cocktails to consume while you are doing it. It takes away the fear.


I am kind of just horrified I wrote that. Seriously, don’t drink to excess and light vegetables on fire. We are just kidding.



“How is it?”

“Tastes like an Old Fashioned.”

The Verdict: Good, but Strong

From The Tasting Notes:

As all native Wisconsinites, normally when I make an Old Fashioned I make it sweet (sometimes sour) with brandy. Regardless, this is a classic drink. Good, but strong. If I was making this again, I would probably add 7-UP  and maybe add some brandy. Oh wait… maybe I would just make a brandy old fashioned sweet instead.