January 15, 2015 – The Republic Steakhouse
1 sugar cube
Dashes Angostura bitters
2 oz. Bourbon
Place sugar cube in an old-fashioned glass and saturate with Angostura. Add orange and lemon wedges, press with a pestle, and add Bourbon. Stir well and add ice. Fill with soda or water, stir again, and garnish with the cherry.
Bulleit Bourbon. Oddly enough, I’ve never had an Old Fashioned before. Although it’s a Bourbon drink, I didn’t really want to try it for fear of being too sweet. The Republic makes it’s own version with our local Rio Brazos Distillery’s Whistlestop white whiskey, which is delicious. This “classic” version proved to be an excellent Bourbon drink that I’ll turn to again, without a doubt. Not as sweet as I thought it would be, and the bitters, as it does, takes some of the sting out of the liquor. A mighty fine cocktail.