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Old Fashioned Recipe

The classic Old Fashioned is curated with the perfect balance of strength from whiskey, sweetness, and bitters. Made so simply, this is a cocktail enjoyed far and wide! Even those who wince at a strong drink, will be shocked by how drinkable this silky smooth concoction is.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: old fashioned, old fashioned drink
Servings: 1
Calories: 184kcal


  • 1 ½ teaspoon simple syrup or 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3 dashes bitters I used Angustura
  • 2 ounce bourbon whiskey
  • 1 large ice cube
  • orange peel
  • bourbon cherries


  • Add the simple syrup, bitters, and bourbon to a rocks glass and give it a quick stir.
  • Place the large ice cube (or 1/2 cup regular cubes) to the glass and stir.
  • Twist the orange peel over the glass, then drop it into the drink. Garnish with 1-2 cherries on a cocktail pick.


  1. How to make simple syrup:
    1. Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a saucepan over medium heat.
    2. Stir constantly until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat.
    3. Let the syrup cool then transfer to a bottle.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Sodium: 7mg | Sugar: 8g | Iron: 1mg