Fancy Whiskey Cocktail
2 ounces rye whiskey
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
4 dashes simple syrup
Garnish: lemon twist
Stir with ice, strain into a cocktail glass rimmed with lemon
If you use Boubon whiskey in this drink only use a dash or two of simple syrup.

The Old Fashioned is an old and distinguished cocktail, as well as one of my personal favorites. Many may point to its origins as being at the Pendennis Club in Louisville Kentucky around 1890, but its true roots go much deeper. Today we call it the “Old Fashioned” because it is a cocktail that is made in the true "old fashioned" way. You might even say it is the original cocktail, although in those days it would simply have been known as a “whiskey cocktail”, which with a little fancy embellishments becomes the “Fancy Whiskey Cocktail”.