Bourbon Old Fashioned

Bourbon Old Fashioned

About The Bourbon Old Fashioned Cocktail

It's been said that the original cocktail contains sugar, bitters, whiskey and water. This variation, made by cocktail legend Dale Degroff, adds muddled fruit and soda water for a lighter, fruitier taste.

Ingredients in the The Bourbon Old Fashioned Cocktail

  • 4 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 tsp Sugar (or 2 sugar cubes)
  • 1 Orange wheel
  • 1 Maraschino cherry
  • 1 splash Club soda
  • 2 oz Bourbon

How to make The Bourbon Old Fashioned Cocktail

In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle the bitters, sugar, orange wheel, cherry and a splash of soda. Remove the orange rind, add the bourbon and fill with ice. Garnish with a fresh orange wheel and cherry.

Other Information

Old Fashioned drinkers are divided on the question of muddling the fruit. Dale DeGroff likes the muddled version. To prepare the traditional version, muddle only the sugar, bitters and splash of soda but keep the fruit as garnishes.

Still thirsty? Try some of these Old Fashioned variations:
Spiced Old Fashioned
Maple Old Fashioned
C & B Old Fashioned

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  • posted 5 months ago

    Muddling is the only way to enjoy a Old Fashion.

  • higgy915 posted 5 months ago

    The perfect Old Fashioned requires gum syrup (or gomme sirop)...a classic pre-prohibition sweetener that adds viscosity and richness. Liber & Co. ( makes a great one. It's cheap and it's the only simple I'll put into a cocktail.

  • deran.conkling posted 1 year ago

    and if your old fashioned is "medium strength", you're not drinking an old fashioned

  • SteveG posted 2 years ago

    Right. No Soda. No Orange. No Cherry. No muddling of fruit.

  • RomRom posted 2 years ago

    I have to agree with mtl-- no soda, please.

    TWO sugar cubes? And muddle the fruit? Why not sugar the rim and add an umbrella while you're busy ruining the drink.

    Old Fashioned is easy: Sugar cube soaked with bitters, healthy slosh of Rye, Large ice cube. Done...

  • mtl posted 2 years ago

    Soda? Soda? Your entire website just lost all credibility.

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