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About The Old Fashioned Cocktail

The Old Fashioned cocktail is old-school but never out of fashion.

Ingredients in the The Old Fashioned Cocktail

Brown sugar cube
.5 tsp
White sugar
3 dashes
Angostura bitters
1 dash
Regans' Orange Bitters No. 6
.25 oz
Cold water


How to make The Old Fashioned Cocktail

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass.

Muddle to break down the sugar and stir briefly.

Fill with ice, stir again and strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

Twist slices of lemon and orange peel over the drink and drop them in.

Other Information

Watch Liquor.com advisory board member Dushan Zaric make a classic Old Fashioned in our How to Cocktail video. And if you prefer muddled fruit in your Old Fashioned, try Zaric and Jason Kosmas’ contemporary Old Fashioned recipe.

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Discussion (2)

  • editor posted 5 years ago

    Both garnishes have a long history—the use of orange and cherry dates back to just after World War I—but a lemon peel was used even before that.

  • Dawnzo posted 5 years ago

    Many mixology bars prefer a lemon and orange peel garnish over the cherry. I'm curious which is more historically considered "classic."

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