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The old-fashioned: A classic bourbon cocktail you need in your life (VIDEO)

Karen Miner is the Food & Home Editor for SheKnows. She is a freelance writer, recipe developer and is also the cook, author and photographer behind the food blog, Tasty Trials, a collection of original recipes and stories. She and her h...

If you've never had an old-fashioned, you're missing out — learn to make it, quick

Up until about a year ago, I was not a big fan of bourbon. But then I had an old-fashioned, and all that changed.

Bourbon is an in-your-face kind of spirit, but in a really good way once you decide you like it. It's not like vodka, where the taste disappears into whatever mixer you add in. If you're looking for a cosmo or a lemon drop kind of experience, run the opposite direction of bourbon.

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The old-fashioned is a classic, no-frills cocktail that packs a punch. And it's a cocktail that any bourbon drinker should have in their repertoire. Plus, it's a good excuse to use a maraschino cherry.

Watch the video to learn how to make it. At the end of a long week, it's perfection.

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