Old Fashioned on the Rocks
Short & Boozy
Preptime: 2 minutes
The Old Fashioned on the Rocks is a twist on the classic cocktail, served over multiple small ice cubes for faster dilution and a unique flavor profile, allowing the spirit's lighter notes to shine. To make it at home, muddle sugar and bitters, add small ice cubes, whisky, and stir gently. Garnish with a citrus peel. Sip and savor!
- Rocks glass
- Bar spoon
- 6 cl Burbon
- 1 Bar Spoon Simple Syrup
- 3 Dashes of Angostura Bitter
- Orange Zest (Garnish)
- Add ingredients into glass
- Fill glass with ice
- Stir to mix
- Garnish with orange zest
Block ice vs. ice cubes
Why use one large ice cube compared to filling the glass with smaller ones?
It's mainly a matter of religion, but it does make different drinks. In the case of the old-fashioned, it becomes very obvious.
This Old Fashioned is served on ice cubes, which will dilute and change the taste of the cocktail during the drinking experience. That is not a bad thing.
Comparatively, an Old Fashioned served on a large cube only very slowly dilutes further after serving, making the drink more consistent over the span of the drinking experience.
In the first case, the cocktail starts with a punch in the face, then gets lighter and more thirst-quenching, and the last sip has you smacking your lips and looking for the next one. In the latter case, you will stay with the booze-forward expression throughout the drink.
Really, it’s a matter of taste.