Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The Old Fashioned
Then, like I said, I began to drink wine and microbrews almost exclusively. Maybe I would have a vodka lemonade in the summer, but to me, a nice cold beer would really hit the spot, too.
My guy's signature cocktail that he likes is a Whiskey Old Fashioned Sour. I have never liked dark liquors (except SoCo and a brief stint with Captain) and Whiskey has been one that I always thought was way too harsh.
Recently, my guy and I had a night in at his place and he decided to have a few cocktails. I suggested he make me one (light on the Whiskey) to see if I would like it. After all, he already got me to try buttered beets and eggnog, both of which weren’t half bad, so I figured, let's keep the streak going!
He demonstrates the creation in a video, but due to technical difficulties by the operator, I can't seem to get it off my phone and onto here. MY BAD!
So here goes - Take a tall glass and add one sugar cube to the bottom. Dash some bitters on top of the cube and then use a spoon to break up the sugar cube (FYI - the newer the sugar cube, the easier it is to crumble). Then add ice to the glass. Top that with Whiskey (1 - 1 1/2 oz) and then add a sour soda (Squirt, 50/50 - anyone remember Sour Pow'r?). Stir with a spoon until it gets nice and frothy. Serve with olives and enjoy!
I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Not that I am going to start enjoying Whiskey and Coke anytime soon, but the sour/whiskey combination helps to bring the sugar down in the drink and I didn't get too much "bite" from the whiskey. Plus, the olives are a nice salty treat!
I definitely recommend trying this soon if you haven't before - perfect drink to help warm you up on these cold nights.