Double Rocks
Created: Crosby Gaige, 1941
Recipe from Death & Co
Uploaded by: @alex


2 oz
Rittenhouse Straight Rye Whiskey
12 oz
Luxardo Maraschino Originale Liqueur
1 dash
Angostura aromatic bitters
1 dash
Death & Co House Orange Bitters
orange twist as garnish

Stir it Up

  1. Stir all ingredients over ice
  2. Strain into double rocks glass with one large ice cube
  3. Garnish with orange twist

Background & History

Originally appearing in "Crosby Gaige’s Cocktail Guide and Ladies’ Companion" in 1941, the Fancy-Free cocktail was likely not created by Gaige, but he's often attributed for naming it. The original recipe: === 1 jigger Fine Arts Whiskey Dash of Angostura Bitters Dash of Orange Bitters 2 dashes maraschino Frost the rim of a cocktail glass with lemon juice and fine sugar. Shake the ingredients with ice and strain into prepared glass. === Fine Arts Whiskey is no longer made and is variably substituted with either bourbon or rye.

Notes & Review

An Old Fashioned with maraschino liqueur as the sweetener instead of sugar. Those who like maraschino will enjoy this. If you don't love the flavor, I'd recommend potentially using a 6:1 ratio instead (1 1/2 oz whiskey to 1/4 oz maraschino. Subbing in a bourbon might also sweeten it up a bit more compared to the rye. I, for one, prefer the simpler Old Fashioned.

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