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you might go easy on the bitters, and have the bartender add a few more if too sweet. Some recipes have sugar, I guess, to offset the bitters.
Depends on the recipe and the bourbon
My dad makes mine … My bartender days ended about 35 years ago. Dad's didn't end - old school.
Yes, but it's whiskey over ice with sugar and bitters and a twist
And. I can't forget the maraschino cherry
And if you want to make it more palatable, my dad used to add a little 7-up
I don't see your point. I was only telling the OP that if he doesn't like whiskey, then he likely won't care for an Old Fashioned. After all, it's a whiskey cocktail.
Okay -- my point is that it's only whiskey-based.
Add sugar, bitters, cherry, and a twist ... and if it's too old school, add a dollop of 7-Up/Sprite, and is it anything like whiskey?
If you don't add a little 7, then I don't go for it... tried it both ways.... those guys in the '40-50's were hard core.
That's my point exactly. If you go into a bar and say "I'll take an Old Fashioned", you're probably going to get whiskey (likely bourbon), bitters, simple syrup, and a twist. If you don't like whiskey, or if you don't like it when it's particularly strong, then you add something else, like Sprite or 7 Up.
So my point to the OP was, be sure you like whiskey before you walk into a bar and ask for an Old Fashioned. Even when mixed with other things, whiskey still tastes like whiskey, and a lot of people are turned off by it.