The “Old Fashioned” is possibly the first drink to be considered a cocktail. The recipe is so old that it was called a “whiskey cocktail”until about 1869 when newfangled mixed drinks forced purists to order the “old fashioned” way of making a whiskey cocktail.
1.5 oz Rendezvous Rye
1 tsp sugar
3-4 dashes Angostura Bitters
Add 1tsp sugar (Demerara if you have it) into a shaker, and add 3-4 dashes of bitters. Use a muddler to make into a paste. Then add 1.5 oz High West Rendezvous Rye. Add several ice cubes and stir well to chill. Strain into an old-fashioned glass, add 2 or 3 big ice cubes. Then a lemon wheel and whiskey cherries to garnish.