I want to let everyone know that I do read all of the emails that I get. There was a common theme in my emails this last month. Lets set this up. About a month ago I was extremely busy and didn’t have enough time to thoroughly read and review a cookbook. So I wrote a post about the Green Monster Cocktail. Since that day I have been getting a ton of emails from loyal readers saying that they would prefer a cocktail over a book review. I say if you want a cocktail, I will deliver. Plus it allows me to drink on the job. Hooray!!! I know that some people like the book reviews so I am going to throw a link to one every so often. A full review won’t be featured on the main page, but a link to the full review will be provided. So here we go. Time for a cocktail.
This week I decided to go old school and make a drink reminiscent of the 50’s as I have been watching a lot of Mad Men (a great TV show, check it out).
- 2 oz Bourbon – (3-4 if you are feeling sassy)
- 6 oz seltzer – (soda water, club soda, sparkling water – It has a lot of names, most differ on sodium content)
- 2 dashes bitters
- 1 sugar cube (1 tsp of granulated sugar)
- 1 orange wedge
- 1 maraschino cherry
The first step is to place the orange wedge, sugar cube and bitters into a rocks glass.
Next using the back of a spoon or a muddler, muddle the orange and sugar until the cube is finely smashed.
Next pour in the bourbon. I am using Wild Turkey Rare Breed. Why, because it is awesome!!!
Next fill the glass with ice and pour in the seltzer. Stir to make sure the sugar is dissolved.
The finishing touch is a maraschino cherry on top.
Next time you are gearing up to watch Mad Men, pour yourself an Old Fashioned.