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Happy Hour: James Beard's Old Fashioned

Alyssa Haak

March 13, 2015

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Old Fashioned

After a long workweek, it’s time to kick back with a simple and satisfying cocktail that uses items commonly found in a home bar. James Beard himself crafted an Old Fashioned recipe that takes the drink down to its essential ingredients. In his own words, “This is my own version of the Old Fashioned, for I loathe ‘fruit salad’ in a drink and all the decorations that usually accompany this simple cocktail.” So drop the cherry, forget the orange wedge, and whip up this timeless drink. Get the recipe here.

Alyssa Haak is a New York City–based writer and editor. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.