The Old Fashioned is an iconic drink, but few understand the complexity of its components. In this three-part video series, expert craftsmen break down its three key ingredients — the bitters, the sweetener, and the ice — to demonstrate how each part, when paired with a quality spirit like Knob Creek®, contributes to this classic cocktail. This is: The Anatomy of an Old Fashioned.
Drinkers everywhere fear the wrath of an overly sweet drink. But, bartender Tom Macy reminds us: don't be afraid of sugar. It's an integral part of any well-balanced drink, adding flavor, depth, and balance. For his Old Fashioned, which includes Knob Creek® Bourbon Whiskey, Macy foregoes muddling and instead makes a simple syrup with Demerara sugar, a less processed, darker variety whose caramel notes lend itself well to the classic drink.
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