Orange Old Fashioned


By Dane Feldman

Photo by Dane Feldman.

As is mentioned in probably every cocktail blog on the internet, the Old Fashioned is argued to be the first cocktail in existence. It has made a huge resurgence in the last several years and many will attribute this trend to the popularity of Mad Men.

Aside from the lasting impact the show had on me personally, which you can hear about in great detail on tomorrow’s episode of Sew & Tell, it also made me into an Old Fashioned imbiber.

Over the years, I have worked on several variations of the cocktail and have found that one of my favorite takes is a rather bitters-heavy one. I generally use any kind of rye, but for the sake of paying homage to Don Draper this recipe calls for Canadian Club, his brand of choice.

What you’ll need:
3 oz Canadian Club whisky
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 dash orange bitters
Splash of water
1 orange wedge
1 maraschino cherry

In a rocks glass, combine the dashes of bitters and the splash of water. Add the fruit and muddle lightly.

Add ice and pour the whisky over. Stir gently to serve.

Don’t forget to tune in to Sew & Tell tomorrow to listen to Dane and DJ Marie discuss the finale of ‘Mad Men.’