Old Fashioned Amber

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1/2 cup bourbon

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon bitters, such as Angostura or orange

Two 12-ounce bottles amber ale

4 strips orange peel (removed from the orange with a vegetable peeler)

4 maraschino cherries, optional


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the bourbon, sugar and bitters and shake well. Strain into 4 rocks glasses and top each with half a bottle of ale. Rub the rim of the glass with the orange peel and then add it to the drink along with a cherry if using.