5 from 1 vote
Old Fashioned Cocktail
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Classic bourbon old fashioned cocktail. My favourite! 

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 176 kcal
  • 1 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 2 to 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • 1/2 to 1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar or simple syrup
  • Handful of ice
  • 2 maraschino cherries
  • 1 orange (to make an orange twist from)
  1. Measure the bourbon and bitters into a cocktail glass of choice. Traditionally old fashioned are made with one sugar cube, but I find them difficult to dissolve in the bourbon, so instead I opt for superfine sugar or simple syrup. I tend to like my old fashioned on the less sweet side of things so I add 1/2 a teaspoon of the sugar, but if you like a sweeter more traditional old fashion add up to 1 1/2 teaspoons of the sugar.
  2. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Fill glass with a big handful of ice. Top with two maraschino cherries. Use a pairing knife to carefully cut a long thin strip of zest from the orange, twist it by wrapping it around your finger, then pop into the drink. Enjoy!

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