To kick off a week of St. Patrick's Day festivities (meaning awesome cocktail recipes), let's begin with an old classic made with an old Irish Whiskey. For those readers who shy away from drinks with a bolder or more pungent flavor profile, make me a promise that you'll try this drink sometime this month. If you're really hesitant, start with a tad more simple syrup than required, and an actual squeeze of orange in addition to the zest of the skin for added sweetness. Old Fashioned with Irish Whiskey 2 ounces Concannon Irish Whiskey 2-4 dashes bitters (try orange) 1 tablespoon simple syrup 1 piece of orange peel Pour over ice and stir well. Garnish with a cherry.