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The Old Fashioned Cocktail

The Old Fashioned – A Classic Cocktail

There are classic cocktails that are deservedly so and this is one of them. Bourbon forward with a bit of citrus and some sweetening and it's thoroughly enjoyable.
Course Bourbon
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 231kcal
Author Creative Culinary


  • 1 Sugar cube
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Orange and lemon peel
  • 1 & 1/2 oz Bourbon or Rye whiskey

For Garnish

  • 1 Orange Slice
  • 1 Lemon Slice I like a bit of lemon but this is optional
  • Maraschino Cherry


  • 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.
  • Add 2 oz of whiskey and stir.
  • Garnish with fruit if desired.
  • Place sugar cube in Old Fashioned glass and saturate with bitters. Muddle with orange and lemon peels until sugar is dissolved; add a splash of water if necessary.
  • Fill the glass with ice cubes and add whiskey.
  • Garnish with orange slice and a cocktail cherry.


Serving: 18 | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g