Bourbon Old Fashioned

Bourbon Old FashionedWe are going to make a Bourbon Old Fashioned Cocktail. Now Old Fashions have been around for a long time. They fit the template first laid out as a cocktail in 1806, combining spirits, sugar water and bitters.

You’ll notice that I don’t have water because i choose not to use water in my old fashions because I want the bourbon to speak for itself. I suggest you get a good bourbon because if you wouldn’t sip it, you wouldn’t want it in this cocktail; it’s that simple. Before we get into making it let’s talk about the ingredients. The first thing we need is a good bourbon. In this case, I’m using Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon; it’s a Kentucky Straight Bourbon that’s 100 proof or 50 abv. The next thing you need is excellent aromatic bitters, and for that, I’m using Angostura bitters; next, you’ll need sugar. In this case, I’m using turbinado sugar cubes. Simple, easy to get, no problems there and last but not least, you’re going to need some orange for your garnish.

Bourbon Old Fashioned

Bourbon Old Fashioned

How to make the perfect Bourbon Old Fashioned. This cocktail can trace its roots to the classic template of a cocktail from 1806, containing Spirits, Sugar, Water, and Bitters. this basic premise has built a solid foundation for the Old Fashioned and its many variants including this one. Tell me what you think.


  • 1 Sugar Cube
  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 4 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 Orange Peel


  • Add Sugar to rocks glass.
    1 Sugar Cube
  • Soak with bitters and muddle thoroughly.
    4 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • A bourbon.
    2 oz Bourbon
  • Add ice and stir until desired dilution is reached.
  • Espresso an orange peel into the drink and add as a garnish.
    1 Orange Peel


Serving: 2oz | Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg


Rocks Glass

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