Episode 201 - The Old Fashioned

  • The Old Fashioned (spirit forward version)
    • 3 oz. of bourbon
    • 1 tsp of 2:1 simple syrup
    • two dashes of bitters
    • lemon twist
  • Directions:
    • Use a rocks glass
    • Add syrup and bitters, bourbon and finally the ice cube.
    • Stir to mix.
  • The Old Fashioned (Grant’s Mad Men Version)
    • Again, start with an old fashioned glass
    • 1 tsp granulated sugar
    • 5/7 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
    • 2 maraschino cherries
    • 3 oz bourbon
    • dash of maraschino cherry juice
    • orange zest
  • Directions:
    • Start with a rocks glass
    • Add granulated sugar and bitters and the cherries and their juice
    • Muddle all ingredients together.
    • Add bourbon and the ice to your rocks glass
    • Stir
  • Special guest: Grant Catton
  • Topics of Conversation
    • How sweet should a cocktail be?
    • Drinking while aging.
    • Park Slope in 2006
    • Mad Men
    • Design failures