Over the past decade, Old Fashioned has become omnipresent and is the default beverage order for certain types of urban housing, usually young male professionals. An Old Fashioned cocktail is a classic drink that is normally prepared with whiskey, bitters, sugar and ice. Ordering cocktails at a bar can be intimidating, especially if you're new to the bar world. To order an Old Fashioned without looking like a newbie, be sure to specify what brand and type of whiskey you want, how you want your drink to taste and what you want as a side dish.
An Old Fashioned is a single-container, scrambled cocktail built in a glass. It's one of their most wonderful and versatile amulets, since you can make an impressive version of it anywhere and anytime: in your house bar, on a plane with a packet of sugar, or on a picnic blanket. The choice of bourbon or rye depends on your taste, just measure two solid ounces, pour them over a cube of crushed sugar with a few dashes of angostura bitters, stir and add an abundant ice cube. If you have an orange or a lemon (or both) handy, garnish it with a good piece of citrus peel.