How to Make an Old Fashioned from The Bedford


Thanksgiving is all but a memory and Christmas looms large. The weather is cold and the days are short. It is time for a stiff drink.

Fortunately, The Bedford, the homey American restaurant and speakeasy in Williamsburg, offers a cocktail menu designed to raise spirits and warm souls. And in these final days of fall, a classic Old Fashioned sounds like the perfect way to drink in the next season.

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The Drink: Old Fashioned

The Bar: The Bedford

The Price: $10

The Ingredients: 1 sugar cube, 2 or 3 dashes of aromatic bitters, such as Angostura, 2 1⁄2 ounces Booker’s, orange slice, Maraschino cherry, lemon twist

The Method: Put the sugar in an old-fashioned glass and moisten with the bitters. Crush them together with a muddler. Add the whiskey and fill the glass with ice. Stir well and garnish with orange, cherry, and lemon. (If you need something a bit less boozy, add a splash of soda water.) Serve.

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