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Featured Drink #1: Old Fashioned

Tonight we had our first (adult) house party since moving into our home in Pasadena. About time, right?! The occasion was the promotion of my (now former) postdoc Justin Crepp to assistant professor in the Notre Dame Physics department (I'm batting 1.000 with postdocs!). Kind of a big deal. So we rented a taco truck (Rasta Taco), set up a bar, hired a babysitter, and invited about 40 people and their kids over for a proper evening of drinks, food and good company. The party was almost a total success. Only "almost" because at the bar I had planned to set up a list of directions for making our three featured drinks, but our printer went on the fritz. Boo Cannon MG5220. Boo!

Anyway, here's featured drink #1, which was a big hit this evening:


Featured Drink #1: Old Fashioned
Do you like the idea of bourbon whiskey, but turned off by the harsh taste? The old fashioned is the perfect entryway beverage for enjoying good bourbon. Especially nice on a hot day, this drink says, “Gather ‘round, pass me a cigar and I’ll weave you an interesting tale from my adventurous past.”

1 shot glass bourbon whiskey
2 dashes bitters
1 splash water
1 tsp sugar
1 maraschino cherry

Place sugar cube in glass
2 dashes of bitters and a splash of water on top of cube
Mash it! Rotate glass until mixture coats inside
Add shot of whiskey
Add cherry

Drink it!

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