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Old Fashioned With Cardamom Bitters

Cardamom isn't a flavor I expected to find in drinks, but both the Old Fashioned and the Rye Buck make excellent use of this flavor.


Credit to ​"Handcrafted Bitters" by Will Budiaman.

There are almost as many variations on the Old Fashioned as there are bartenders to make them, and muddling fruit in the drink is a controversial option, but it's always been my favorite way to make them.


1 sugar cube (or barspoon of white sugar)

2 dashes Cardamom bitters

1 maraschino cherry

1/2 orange wheel

2 ounces Rye Whiskey


Soak/dissolve the sugar with the bitters, then muddle the cherry and orange.

Add ice and whiskey and stir until chilled.

Garnish with an orange slice.

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