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Cocktail Moment: The Old Fashioned

The original cocktail
/ Source: MSNBC TV

The original cocktail

Adapted from the show script

1 sugar cube - any kind will do, but use raw sugar if you have a choice

Soak the sugar cube in Angostura bitters in the bottom of the glass.

As an extra, somewhat controversial step, add a tiny bit of seltzer water.

Use a muddler to mash up the sugar cube with the bitters and the seltzer into a syrupy mix.

Add ice cube, the bigger the better.

Pour in 2 oz. of bourbon or rye.


Garnish with a lemon twist.