A few years ago I tried an old fashioned at the bar for the first time. It was an upscale place, and I felt funny ordering my normal diet coke and whiskey combo. I fell in love with the old fashioned right off the bat. And it's not because I watch mad men either, although that has begun a bit of a comeback in the classic cocktail.
Here's the problem... A lot of bartenders don't know how to make an old fashioned. So here's a way to make them yourself with just a few ingredients.