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Old Fashioned Cocktail

Discover the allure of a timeless classic with my Old Fashioned cocktail. A harmonious blend of bourbon’s richness, bitters’ complexity, and a hint of citrus zest.

Total Time
5 min
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for 1 Servings

  • 60ml bourbon or rye whiskey
    1 sugar cube (or 10ml simple syrup)
    2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
    Orange or lemon peel, for garnish
    Ice cubes
    Maraschino cherry for garnish (optional)

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    5 min

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  1. 1. Prepare the Old Fashioned:
    Place the sugar cube at the bottom of an Old Fashioned glass (or tumbler).
    Add 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters directly onto the sugar cube.

    2. Muddle and Dissolve:
    Muddle the sugar cube with a muddler or the back of a spoon to help dissolve it into the bitters.
    Add a few drops of water to assist in dissolving the sugar if needed.

    3. Add Whiskey and Ice:
    Pour the bourbon or rye whiskey over the sugar and bitters mixture.
    Add ice cubes to the glass.

    4. Stir:
    Stir the cocktail gently to combine the ingredients. You can use a bar spoon for this.

    5. Garnish:
    Express the essential oils from a strip of orange or lemon peel by holding it over the glass and giving it a good twist. Run the peel around the rim of the glass for added aroma.
    Optionally, drop a maraschino cherry into the glass as a garnish.

    6. Serve:
    Your classic Old Fashioned is ready to be served.

    Pro Tips


    • Tailor your Old Fashioned by selecting either bourbon or rye whiskey, based on your preferred flavor profile.
    • Consider using a sugar cube or simple syrup to control the sweetness to your liking.
    • Enhance the cocktail’s aroma by garnishing with an orange or lemon twist for a citrusy twist.
    • Experiment with different types of bitters or flavored syrups to create personalized variations of this timeless classic.



Step into the world of classic cocktails with my Old Fashioned recipe. This iconic libation brings together the depth of bourbon or rye whiskey, the aromatic intrigue of bitters, and the subtle essence of citrus for an experience that’s both rich and refined. Whether you’re a seasoned aficionado or a newcomer to cocktail culture, this recipe promises a sip of history and tradition. Dive into the art of crafting this enduring masterpiece, complete with pro tips to perfect your Old Fashioned.

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