CC Old Fashioned

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In celebration of another season of Mad Men, I have been making a whole bunch of Old Fashioned Cocktails. Some with bourbon, some Irish Whiskey, some scotch. This week’s drink is a Old Fashioned made with Canadian Whisky (yes, no ‘e’). I am drinking one now, although I substituted Angostura Orange Bitters for original Angostura Bitters. this recipe call for a simple lemon peel. Is desired, you can make this Old fashioned the ‘new’ way (circa 1910) with muddled fruit. For reference, back in the day a “wine glass” was 2 oz., not the 4 oz. we use today, so don’t go crazy. 


  • Canadian Club 12-year-reserve whisky
  • Angostura bitters
  • Lump of sugar
  • Water


In a short wide-mouthed tumbler, place a lump of sugar, to which add as much angostura bitters as the lump will absorb. Then dissolve the lump of sugar in a little water. Add a few ice cubes, stir until the sugar is dissolved. Nearly fill the tumbler with small ice cubes. Add a wine-glass full of Canadian Club 12-year reserve whisky. Stir to chill. Twist a lemon peel over the drink and drop it in.

Courtesy of Canadian Club Whisky.

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