I by pass the sugar cube and modernize the classic old fashioned by incorporating mango essence into a simple syrup. The taste is just as exquisite as the classic version if not better.
Mango Old Fashioned
Makes 1 drink
2 ounces bourbon or rye
½ ounce mango pit syrup
2-3 dashes angostura bitters
Combine the whiskey, syrup and bitters in a tall mixing glass filled with ice and stir well. (About 20 seconds) Strain into whiskey glass neat or on the rocks and garnish with an orange peel.
Check out the recipe for Mango Pit Syrup in this video recipe!