While many bartenders (and Old Fashioned drinkers) argue that an Old Fashioned should always be made with rye whiskey, this variation uses a measure of sweet and sassy bourbon as its base. A combination of Angostura bitters and orange bitters gives the drink a hit of aromatic baking spice and bright fruitiness, while the oaky, vanilla heavy flavors of bourbon round the drink out and give it depth. This cocktail is so delightful that it can be sipped any time of year.
Bourbon Old Fashioned
- Add the sugar cube to a lowball glass and soak it with both bitters.
- Muddle until the sugar cube is dissolved.
- Add the bourbon to the glass with a large ice cube and stir to dissolve the sugar.
- Squeeze the oils of a large swath of orange peel over the cocktail and rub it over the lip of the glass before discarding.
Not much is known about the mysterious origins of the Poison Dart, but bartenders have kept the tiki classic alive by word of mouth. It is one of the only bourbon-based tiki cocktails, making it a truly unique drink worth passing down bartender generation to bartender generation. Don’t expect the round, molasses flavors you get from a traditional...