Old-Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail Recipe

The Old Fashioned is a variation on the classic whiskey cocktail. We like ours with a slice of orange rind muddled with sugar and water. For less orange flavor, simply garnish with the orange rind; for more, muddle with a full slice of orange and rind.

1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon water
2 dashes angostura bitters
1 slice orange rind
2 ounces rye whiskey or bourbon
1 maraschino cherry 

In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle the sugar, water, bitters, and orange rind together until the sugar has dissolved. Fill the glass with ice, add the whiskey or bourbon, and garnish with the cherry. Serve with a cocktail straw. Makes 1 drink. –Jill Santopietro for CHOW.com.