30 Years On, I think that “Postliberal” sums it up best
How does that work? I thought the orange slice was just garnish? It's been years since I tried an Old-Fashioned or any other cocktail with bitters. Perhaps I should try again as tastes change with age.
The orange and/or lemon slice is supposed to add some fruit flavor - can be twisted a bit - and simple syrup adds sweetness. A little jelly does both at once.They have become fashionable again, so you may want to wait until they go out of style. Maybe they already have. Fashions are quick these days.
I didn't like the bitters. Perhaps I tried a poorly made one, but I didn't finish it. The idea of using jelly instead of simple syrup is intriguing and I will try that. You may be starting a new fashion! I'd also love to try cloudberry jelly someday. I'd never heard of it and had to look it up.
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