A Classic Old Fashioned
A Civil War era-libation for "Lincoln" and "Django Unchained" fans
2 sugar cubes
Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters or Angostura bitters
2 ounces bourbon
Place the sugar cubes in a rocks glass. Slowly drip enough bitters on them to soak them. Add the orange peel and a little of the bourbon and muddle the ingredients. Slowly pour in the remaining bourbon while stirring. Continue to stir and gradually add ice cubes until the glass is frosted and filled with ice, a process that will take 5 minutes or so. Garnish with a cherry.
-- Stew Ellington, "901 Very Good Cocktails: A Practical Guide" (Felix Press, $25, 240 pages)