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 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
Garnish: Fresh orange wheel and cherry
Glass: Old Fashioned
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.
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.