1. This recipe is gonna be a little different than what you get served when you order this at a bar.
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    It's also better.
  2. Add a teaspoon of simple syrup to a rocks glass
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  3. Add a couple of dashes of bitters
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    Any kind works. It's personal taste! I like Peychaud's for Old Fashioneds.
  4. Add ice to the rocks glass
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  5. Add 2 oz rye or bourbon
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    I like rye but either works. Invest in a measuring cup like the one I use, it's so much better than using a jigger.
  6. Stir with a bar spoon
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  7. Garnish with orange twist
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    You should be peeling a fresh orange right over the glass so it can capture the oils released.
  8. Garnish with speared cherry
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    Luxardo marasca! Easy to find at any wine store. No gross bright red cherries please!!
  9. Enjoy!
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    Life is good! The only fresh ingredient this drink needs is the orange, making it the perfect go-to.