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Rye Old-Fashioned


The Old-Fashioned was created at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky, in the late 19th century. In all probability it was first made with Bourbon, but this rye-based recipe is a great alternative. -Gary Regan and Mardee Haidin Regan

1 teaspoon superfine sugar
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 orange slice
1 lemon wedge
1 maraschino cherry
2-1/2 ounces rye whiskey
Using the back of a sturdy spoon, muddle the sugar, bitters, orange slice, lemon wedge, and maraschino cherry together in a double old-fashioned glass. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Add the whiskey and stir well.