Smooth & Citrusy Winter Cocktail: Orange Old-Fashioned
Makes one drink
sugar cube, or 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
dashes of orange bitters
Splash of club soda
Large peel of orange zest
- 2 ounces
In an old-fashioned, or short, glass place the sugar cube (or 1/2 teaspoon of sugar). Add the bitters and a splash of soda.
Use a muddler or a spoon to crush up the sugar until it is dissolved. I like to add the orange peel here too. Squeeze it to express the oils, run it around the rim of the glass and muddle it right in with the bitters and sugar. This gets the most fresh orange flavor into the cocktail.
Add ice and rye. Stir and enjoy.