Old-Fashioned Mix

11/5/11 @ 5:51 PM
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Chauncey421
Chauncey421
USER since 7/21/08
Anyone make their own? Store bought stuff is a little too sweet for me...

Couple of the guys I hunt with make their own, but nobody will share the recipe. Angry

Or recommend a good store-bought variety...

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11/25/11 @ 8:51 PM
LIL` EYE`
LIL` EYE`
USER since 6/6/02
Go just about anywhere out of state and people are lost when you ask for an old-fashioned. Same goes for friday night fish fry's. More or less just a Wisconsin thing.

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11/18/11 @ 10:53 AM
fetch-um-up
fetch-um-up
USER since 2/19/06
Back in the early '80s I bartended at TGI Fridays. Our Old Fashions were made as follows; Start with cherry and orange slice, muddle Add 2 shakes bitters 1/2 oz. simple syrup ( one lb sugar dissolved in one quart water) 2 oz. whisky or brandy of choice fill with ice and top with 7 up, sour, or water as preferred...............................

now a days I stick with Kesslers and water, smooth as silk.............

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11/18/11 @ 10:23 AM
benuts
benuts
USER since 1/19/02
Not much of a garnish fan. if I would have to pick it would be cherry or mushroom. My inlaws have to have brussel sprouts with their's. Puke

Good luck to you too. Me & old fashioned bar are hittin da road in a few hours!

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11/18/11 @ 10:01 AM
mapper
mapper
USER since 1/4/02
Benuts,

Did you included pickled asparagus? My favorite with olives being a close second...

Have agood hunt.

Mapper

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11/17/11 @ 10:40 PM
benuts
benuts
USER since 1/19/02
Old Fashioned condiments packed for deer hunt 2011....

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11/17/11 @ 9:54 PM
Chauncey421
Chauncey421
USER since 7/21/08
Well, here's what I came up with..

3 parts cherry syrup 1+ part blood orange bitters couple squirts of lime juice couple dashes of worcestershire

Haven't tried it with the brandy and splash of soda yet, but I think its a winner.

Thanks all for your suggestions -- and good luck this weekend! Big Smile

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11/14/11 @ 9:23 AM
lwinger
lwinger
USER since 2/1/10
I keep mine simple. 7up, half shot cherry juice, 2+ shots brandy, ice, olives. Would have one right now but 9:00 AM is a little too early even if there is a Packer game tonight.

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11/11/11 @ 8:05 PM
11pointer
11pointer
USER since 2/11/06
o.k. hers mine

i use a pint glass ( saves the extra trips Wink )

ice... three fingers of canadian club...

three dashes bitters we use fresca for sour, gives it a little extra taste

the secrect for us is we use about 1-2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup

orange for garnish

and take a slice a lemon around the rim

after you ad the maple syrup , stir it a bit to mix or it will sink to the bottom

.................................... then repeat oh i don't know 4 or 5 times Cool Wink

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11/10/11 @ 12:46 PM
hook, line&sinker
hook, line&sinker
USER since 4/18/07
With good Korbel brandy I like bitters, 7-up and cherry juice. About right for my taste. Seems the mixes and or sugar make it too sweet for me. Top it off with an olive(s) or garnish of your choice.

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11/10/11 @ 11:00 AM
mapper
mapper
USER since 1/4/02
Benuts-

The last Manhattan I had in NYC was $12.00 and that was 4 years ago..... I would expect and Old Fashioned to be similar.

Good thing it was with a client and on my expense account!

Mapper

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