Old Fashioned Drink Recipe

Old Fashioned drink recipe
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Nutrition Information† ‡

Serving size: 1 drink

0.0 g
0 g
0 g


How to Make It

  1. Add the sugar cube to an old fashioned glass and soak with the bitters and a dash of water.
  2. Muddle until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Fill the glass with ice and slowly add the whisky.

It is correct to garnish with a slice of orange and a cocktail cherry.

Comments on Old Fashioned

  • Scott
    Nov 24th, 2013
    I was taught that the original Old Fashioned has nothing but sugar muddled with bitters, add bourbon and ice. Adding fruit and/or soda is a corruption of the old fashioned Old Fashion.
  • Ray Schultz
    Jun 16th, 2012
    It's a shame that very few bartenders know the difference between Angostura and peyshards bitters. Because they don't know the difference, they use both in an "Old Fashion"
  • Ray Schultz
    Jun 16th, 2012
    If you add the ice before you add the bitters, when u pour the bourbon, it blends better. Remember, This drink is NOT to be shaken, but to be stired
  • Kentucky Proud
    Jan 31st, 2012
    WRONG this is not an Old Fashioned. To make a real Old Fashioned, you MUST use LEMON and not orange. You use DISTILLED water, not carbonated. You put a sugar cube in the glass, put the Bitters on the cube, drip the water on the cube to dissolve it, twist a lemon peel and put it in, and muddle these four ingredients together with the back of a teaspoon, put ice cubes in the glass, pour in the whiskey, and top off with more water. Using orange, cherries, or soda water is NOT an Old Fashioned.
  • el pulpo
    Nov 7th, 2011
    Soda water ruins this drink.
  • Jun 1st, 2011
    I'm making this with 1 teaspoon of suger in the bottom of the empty old fashioned glass. Add a 3-4cm long orange peel with the orange side turning upwards. Muddle the peel into the suger (press 2-3 times). Add 2 drops of angustura bitter Add 2-3 ice cubes Add 1 shot of bourbon, stir Add 2-3 ice cubes Add 1 shot of bourbon, stir Add 2-3 ice cubes Add 1 shot of bourbon, stir Serve and drink
  • allison
    Feb 28th, 2010
    i was taught to make this drink by muddling the cherry and orange w/ the sugar; then add whiskey, soda water and lastly the ice.

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