Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned - Whiskey Cocktail

About The Old Fashioned Cocktail

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

Ingredients in the The Old Fashioned Cocktail

  • 1 Brown sugar cube
  • .5 tsp White sugar
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 dash Regans’ Orange Bitters No. 6
  • .25 oz Cold water
  • 2 oz George Dickel No. 12 Tennessee Whisky or other American whiskey
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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.

Spirits used in The Old Fashioned Cocktail

Cocktail Profile


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George Dickel

Discussion

  • editor posted 4 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 4 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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