The Carper

Recipe for Looooooove: The Old Fashioned by Flama Blanca
May 25, 2012, 2:33 pm
Filed under: Current Events

So, I was forced to watch “Crazy, Stupid Love” last night, and this is what I got from it. The movie was basically useless, but in the scene where Ryan Gosling’s smooth-as-shit character takes Emma Stone home for some hide the pickle action, he first fixes them a drink. And true to character, it’s suave times 10000. Making an Old Fashioned is a great conversation piece, shows attention to detail, and sets you apart from the other asshole that brings a girl to his place and offers her the last Natty Light in the fridge, or stumbles his was through mixing a run and coke. Enjoy.

**use the sugar cube – Don Draper would


The Old Fashioned is one of America’s oldest cocktails—its name is short for old-fashioned whiskey cocktail. The base for this drink is rye whiskey, which is rounded out by the addition of fruit. An Old Fashioned is, well, old-fashioned—but in an entirely laudable way. Its notoriety was so widespread that a glass was named for it.

What to buy: Rye is a rarity these days, so even the purist should not feel guilty about using bourbon. Old Fashioneds can also be made with blended whiskey or brandy.

  • 2 maraschino cherries
  • 2 slices of orange
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or 1 small sugar cube
  • 1 or 2 dashes of angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 ounces rye or bourbon whiskey
  1. Muddle 1 cherry, 1 orange slice, and the sugar, bitters, and water in a chilled Old Fashioned glass. Remove the orange rind. Add the whiskey and ice; stir. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and an orange slice.
  2. Bone like a champion (EDITED BY FB)

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