Old Fashioned Recipe
Here you'll find out how to make a Old Fashioned cocktail, including tips & tricks to get truly professional results.
The Old Fashioned represents an essential chapter in cocktail history & when made properly deserves its place amongst the great cocktails. This recipe perfectly balances boozey, with sweet, fruity & bitter in a nuanced combination of ingredients that just never gets old. Feel free to try Rye Whiskey, Cognac or Rum in place of Bourbon in a nod to other "old fashioned" cocktails.
- Our Rating: 5
- Difficulty: Easy
- Character: Boozy
- Occasions: Pre Dinner
- Preparation Time: 2 min
Old Fashioned Ingredients
Garnish with twist of orange peel.
How to Make a Old Fashioned
- Build the whiskey, simple syrup & bitters into a mixing glass with ice & stir.
- Strain over fresh ice into an old-fashioned glass.
- Twist the orange peel over the surface of the cocktail, & then rub the rim of the glass with the orange peel before dropping in to serve.
Tips & Tricks Making a Old Fashioned
- If you're a Rum drinker you might try swapping the Whiskey for Rum, the Angostura Bitters for Orange Bitters & the Orange Peel for Lime Peel for an old-fashioned alternative to your usual rum-based tropical fruit concoctions.
- Maple syrup is an interesting alternative to simple syrup that works very well with Whiskey.
Fun Facts About the Old Fashioned
- At the beginning of the 19th century, the earliest cocktails consisted simply of water, bitters, sugar & a spirit of choice. However, as new more fanciful cocktail recipes began to appear, more traditional gentlemen began to ask bartenders for a cocktail in the "old fashioned" way.