Spirit forward, simple and delicious. The Old Fashioned, and it’s many variations, are a solid option for your next order at the bar or your next cocktail creation at home.

Dating back to as early as 1880 with a name like the ‘Old Fashioned’, this is a timeless cocktail that is super simple, combining some of the most essential and definitive ingredients in cocktail making – liquor, water, sugar and bitters. Below is my recipe for a classic Old Fashioned cocktail.


  • 60 ml Bourbon
  • 10 ml Simple Syrup (2:1)
  • 3 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Orange peel to garnish


Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir together over ice for around 15 – 20 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass with one large ice cube and garnish with an orange twist.

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