In the good ol’ days of 1832, if real men weren’t out fighting bears with their hands, they were drinking whiskey. Some proto-hipster gentleman ordered his a little differently, and we should be grateful. It became a thing. Since it was the only whiskey cocktail at the time, people were super original and named it the “Whiskey Cocktail.”
Modern recipes add several extra ingredients. There are a lot of poser “Old-Fashioned” Whiskey Cocktails out there, which take several minutes to make. And a trip to the market just for fancy garnish. Here’s how to make a true Whiskey Cocktail, without all the frills. It should take just less than a minute.
1832 Whiskey Cocktail
- Prep Time:20 seconds
- Cook Time:55 seconds
- Total Time:75 seconds
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon water
- 3 dashes bitters
- 1 shot whiskey
- Ice cubes
Mix your sugar, water, and bitters together in an old fashioned/rocks/whiskey glass.
#SpoonTip: The first dashes of Angostura bitters tend to hit the upper sides of a vertical glass – angle it so they hit the bottom.
Add ice on top of the mixture.
Pour your whiskey shot over the ice.
Stir the whole drink several times. Stir briefly before each sip for the best flavor.