The Old Fashioned is without doubt one of my top three favourite cocktails of all time. It's not because it's the simplest, the oldest or the one drink that draws the line between the RSL beer-puller and a genuine bartender... It's because every bottle-shop has the ingredients to make it and almost everyone actually enjoys drinking it.
Case in point, the weekend I was supposed to be writing this article, myself along with about eight mates all piled into a beach house in Torquay for a birthday bash. At the bottle shop which boasted a whole three varieties of tequila (read Why Tequila is So Hot Right Now if you don't get this), I found all the ingredients I needed.
Here's how $73 can make even a bearded socialist in a slouch beanie want to suit up:
What You Need
Here's What You Do
Nectar lad, bloody nectar!
P.S. Cocktails are all about ratios, take the measurements for one and just multiply it by however many people you need and grab a nice pitcher.