Easy to make, classic Old Fashioned recipe! A classic cocktail recipe that’s perfect at any time of year.
Making a classic old fashioned recipe can be quite a ritualistic moment and even highly debated as to how it should be made. This cocktail recipe happens to be my favorite way to build a bourbon old fashioned.
Personally, I’m not adamant as to how it should be created, but I do lean towards this recipe version intensely. If you feel it should have cherries, have cherries, and I might even join you for one. Want to add a splash of fizzy water, then please do. We all have our own interpretations of how an old fashioned should be handled and that is perfectly all right by me.
‘Tis the season to sit by the fire, lingering and sipping on a classic cocktail, bourbon whiskey at it’s best.
Other Cocktail Recipes to Try:
- Blood Orange Bellini, stunning and a great cocktail to impress your guests and a great companion to serve alongside an Old Fashioned cocktail.
- Lemon and Fig Rum Cocktail, a gorgeous combination and perfect to sip on during a chilly night.
- Fig Infused Vodka, easy to make and a great addition to add to your home bar line up.
- Blueberry Buck Cocktail, my copycat version from Marlow’s Tavern, so light and refreshing.
- Pomegranate Daisy Cocktail, a stunning red beauty of a drink that’s perfect for the holidays.
What is an Old Fashioned Cocktail?
One of the simplest mixed drinks, the old fashioned cocktail consists of your choice of whiskey, I prefer bourbon or Southern Comfort, a bit of sugar, and Angostura bitters. Some might add a splash of water, something I do to help dissolve the sugar, and others would top it off with a fizzy water such as club soda.
How to make an old fashioned cocktail recipe
- 1⁄2 tsp sugar
- 3 - 5 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 tsp water
- 2 oz bourbon whiskey
- In a rocks glass, add the sugar, bitters, and splash of water, stir until sugar has dissolved.
- Fill the glass with large ice, add the bourbon whiskey, stir gently to combine.
- Add the orange peel, pinching to help release the oil into drink, and drop in.
I only add a splash of water to help dissolve the sugar.
If preferred, top up with club soda.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 145 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 2g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.