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Old Fashioned Cocktail
1 lump sugar 2 dashes Peychaud or Angostura bitters 1 jigger rye whiskey 1 piece lemon peel 1 chunk pineapple 1 slice orange peel 2 maraschino cherries
Into a heavy-bottomed barglass drop a lump of sugar, dash on bitters, and crush with a spoon. Pour in jigger of rye whiskey and stir with several lumps of ice. No shaking allowed! Let mixture remain in glass in which it is prepared. Garnish with a half-ring of orange peel, add chunk of pineapple and cherries with a little of maraschino juice. Twist slice of lemon peel over all and serve in mixing glass with barspoon.
It is suggested by some that it is best to dissolve sugar into a small amount of water first since sugar does not dissolve well in alcohol.
The appearance of additional fruit became commonplace after days of prohibition.
Try both versions and decide which you prefer.
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