"'I think I'll have an Old-Fashioned,' Doreen said to me."
A classic Old-Fashioned
Creative Commons AttributionA classic Old-Fashioned - Credit: rochelle hartman, Wikimedia Commons

An Old-Fashioned is a cocktail that was first served at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1880s.

Its main ingredients are whiskey (preferably bourbon), sugar, and Angostura bitters. It is generally garnished with orange slices and a maraschino cherry, and traditionally served in a tumbler known as an 'Old-Fashioned glass'.

Recipe for an Old-Fashioned