Nancy's son Cal has developed a taste for Mad Men era drinks.
For this Christmas party his mother is going to make him a cocktail called an Old Fashioned.
Nancy likes to start with a slice of orange and some sugar water.
She said, "It's not every mother who keeps a jar of sugar water in her fridge for her son's cocktails."
After adding the sugar water, empty the bottle of whiskey into the glass. OK -- there was just a bit left in the bottle.
Add a dash or three of Angostura Bitters and the best maraschino cherries you can afford.
Ta da -- the Old Fashioned. Best enjoyed in formal wear.