Ingredients needed to make a Old fashioned gin cocktail
1 sugar cube
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 teaspoon water
2 ounces gin
Old fashioned gin cocktail Cocktail Recipe Directions
Place the sugar in an Old-Fashioned glass or other smallish heavy-bottomed tumbler. Add 2 dashes bitters -- Angostura or Peychaud's -- and a teaspoon of water and muddle the sugar until it dissolves. Add 2 ounces gin -- Genever or London Dry -- stir well, and add 2 large ice cubes. Let sit for a couple of minutes and have at it.
This recipe is from the esteemed David Wondrich. Its simplicity harkens back to a different time. I chose to go with Angostura and Genever, I suggest you do the same.