Gourmet (March 2009)
The Bitten Word is on vacation this week, in the Bay Area of sunny California.
It's a lovely trip so far -- catching up with friends, visiting wine country and the beach, and pretty much eating everything in sight. If you want to hear more about our trip and what we're eating, follow us over on Twitter.
Since we won't be updating this week, we'll leave you with Gourmet's recent recipe for an Old Fashioned. We loved the citrusy kick that mellows the bourbon's bite. Served over ice, it's a stiff but refreshing cocktail.
See you in a week!
Dale DeGroff, in The Essential Cocktail, muddles a teaspoon of superfine bar sugar, three dashes of Angostura bitters, a slice of orange, a cherry, and a splash of water or club soda in an Old Fashioned glass. He then removes the fruit solids, adds ice and two ounces of bourbon, stirs and garnishes the drink with an orange slice and a cherry. It shows off the bourbon's charms.