The Old-fashioned is a classic whiskey cocktail that has been served since around 1880 at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky and is (disputably) the first drink referred to as a cocktail. It is the perfect ideal of what a cocktail should contain: a spirit, a sweet, a bitter, a sour, and water.
Typically, the Old-fashioned is made with bourbon, however you can experiment with other types of whiskey. Club soda is often used to top off this drink, but this is not a traditional method. There are also other ways to change up this drink and a few of those are listed below the recipe.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- 1 sugar cube
- 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 orange slices
- 3 ounces bourbon whiskey
- Maraschino cherry for garnish
- Place the sugar cube at the bottom of an old-fashioned glass.
- Saturate the cube with bitters.
- Add one orange slice.
- Muddle these ingredients.
- Fill the glass with ice cubes.
- Add the bourbon.
- Stir well.
- Garnish with a second orange slice and a maraschino cherry.