The Old Fashioned – A Classic Cocktail

Yields One cocktail

Prep Time 5 min

Total Time 5 mins


  • Orange and Lemon Peel
  • Bitters (I used some Fee Brothers Rhubarb Bitters)
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz Maker's Mark Bourbon Whiskey
  • Orange slices, lemon slices and maraschino cherries for garnish (again optional but I likey)


  1. Twist the orange and lemon peels over a cocktail shaker and drop into shaker. Add 2 dashes of bitters, 3/4 oz of simple syrup and ice. Stir well to mix all ingredients and pour into a lowball glass filled with ice.
  2. Add 2 oz of whiskey and stir.
  3. Garnish with fruit if desired.
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