Batched Old Fashioned
Here is a convenient way to make Old Fashioneds for a party. This recipe comes from the Austin's Alamo Drafthouse, which used to hold Mad Men watch parties when the show played on AMC. Beverage Director Bill Norris uses the premade cocktail tradition of Don Draper's era to create this recipe. Serve with one large ice cube!
This recipe is from the excellent cookbook, Austin Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Texas Capital.
Simple Syrup: To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan. You'll need a little more than 1 cup for this recipe. Keep on the heat until the sugar dissolves. (Simple syrup can be stored in an airtight container for a week in the refrigerator.)
Note: For you Old-Fashioned purists, you can use Orange Bitters, instead of the regular Angostura bitters. Garnish with a slice of orange and a marachino cherry.
Ready in: 12 Min