How To Make A Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is one of the oldest cocktails, developed during the 19th century. Originally, an "old fashioned" cocktail was a standard cocktail created by combining spirits, bitters, water, and sugar. This recipe is simple and makes for a classic cocktail that can be enjoyed by many - don’t forget to add that garnish for a hint of citrus.

Although the Old Fashioned might be one of the oldest cocktails in existence, for millions it will always be linked to Don Draper and Mad Men.

Old Fashioned Ingredients

  • 2 ½ oz Bourbon (or Rye Whiskey)
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 3 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 each Lemon and orange twist

Old Fashioned Directions

  1. Combine first three ingredients in a rocks glass.
  2. Stir ingredients.
  3. Add ice.
  4. Garnish with a lemon and orange twist and enjoy.

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Yield: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 162
Updated: 2022-05-31

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Old Fashioned Variations To Try:

  • The Caribbean Old Fashioned Recipe - This Old Fashioned tastes like vacation in a glass, with subtle sweetness added by equal parts white and dark rum. A dash of tropical bitters brings nuance and interesting notes of mango and passionfruit.
  • The Toasted Marshmallow Old Fashioned Recipe - Calling all s’mores lovers! This smoky Old Fashioned is the perfect campfire cocktail. Combine Scotch, aromatic bitters, and homemade marshmallow syrup, and top with a toasted marshmallow.
  • The Old-Fashioned Summer Recipe - This riff is perfect for summertime sipping. Rather than whiskey, this version swaps in port as the base, resulting in a lower-ABV, sessionable Old Fashioned.
  • The Orange Old Fashioned Recipe - This citrus-forward Old Fashioned is all about the orange: Orange bitters, Grand Marnier, and an orange twist garnish.