Old-Fashioned
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Old-Fashioned

  • 2 oz. rye whiskey
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2-4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • club soda

Glass: old-fashioned glass
Build: In an old-fashioned glass with ice, dilute sugar cube with bitters; add splash of soda, then rye.
Garnish: swizzle stick or orange peel

The Twist: Old Fashioned Shot (Analogue, Chicago)
Barman Robby Haynes has had an Old Fashioned Shot on Analogue's menu since it opened. It's taken like a tequila shot, with obvious substitutions: swap in bourbon for the tequila, replace the lime with Angostura-doused orange wedge, and the salt with sugar. Haynes explains: "This was a chance for us to say, 'While we take our cocktails very seriously, we also realize that drinking should be fun, and drinks are often best enjoyed in the company with friends – or with a friendly bartender.'"