The initial. A sophisticated mixed drink that’s simple to make and goes down smooth. The original variation of this cocktail was just water, sugar, bitters, and whatever alcohol was within reach, often brandy. With time, the water became ice, the alcohol ended up being scotch, and the beverage became an old fashioned. Serve over ice in a brief tumbler (likewise referred to as an Old Fashioned glass), garnished with maraschino cherries.