This cocktail is a classic! This drink is the original cocktail, the forefather of them all. Legend has it that it came from a Confederate General who didn't like his whiskey neat, so he added sugar, bitters and water to it. Hence, the cocktail was born. Originally called the whiskey cocktail, and later the old fashioned whisky cocktail, it eventually ends up as just the old fashioned. Since its creation, it's gone through lots of variations (some of them painful). This is the original, and the one we like best... no fruit, no Sprite.
We are purists, after all.
2 oz Roundstone Rye
¾ oz rich simple syrup (2:1 sugar:water)
2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients with a heavy ice cube and serve in a rocks glass. Garnishment is optional, but keep it light.
Photo is of Scott and Alexa at our Catoctin Creek Speakeasy Party in 2017. Reward if found!