Old-fashioned whisky cocktail

This whisky cocktail is an out-and-out classic of the 1960s that will make you feel like a sharp-suited Don Draper in no time.

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  • 1 thick slice orange peel
  • 1 maraschino cherry, with stem
  • 1 tsp sugar syrup (also sold as gomme syrup)
  • 2-3 drops whisky bitters
  • ice cubes, as necessary
  • 50ml/2fl oz Scotch or bourbon
  • twist of lemon peel, to garnish