The Fancy Free is essentially an Old Fashioned with Maraschino instead of sugar or simple syrup. Maraschino is astringent and dry on its own, but in such a large quantity, it has enough sweetness to balance this strong drink.
- 2 parts Bourbon or Rye whiskey
- ½ part Maraschino
- 2 dashes Aromatic bitters
- 2 dashes Orange bitters
Stir with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. You don’t need a garnish, but a cherry wouldn’t be out of place.
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