Drink of the Week: Old Fashioned

BY DI STAFF | MAY 07, 2015 5:00 AM

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Finals are nearly upon us, and many students are about to graduate and become real-life adults. It seems like the perfect time, then, to try a more grown-up drink, leaving behind “whatever’s on special.”

EXPERIENCE: I felt sophisticated watching the bartender at Joe's Place muddle sugar, bitters, orange, and cherries in a short glass to craft the Old Fashioned. Next, he filled the glass nearly to the top with ice. Then came the whisky. A lot of whisky. This is not a drink for the faint of heart. The orange and cherry gave it a bit of a sweet aftertaste mixed with the burn of the alcohol.

ADVICE: Don’t try to slam this drink back, it’s definitely a drink to sip. My friends worked their way through two or three drinks before I could finish mine. Make sure you like whisky, because there’s no mixer, just garnish. Prepare to feel classy.

— by Justus Flair

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