Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned Cocktail is made by muddling sugar, water and bitters and then adding whiskey and garnishing with orange zest and a cherry. It is customarily served with ice in an old-fashioned (also known as a rocks glass), which predated the cocktail. Try it out and let us know what you think.

Old Fashioned Cocktail

Old Fashioned


  • 1 cube of sugar
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 Bar spoon of water/soda water
  • 2 oz Rye Whiskey/Bourbon
  • Add Ice and stir
  • 1 Orange peel — Squeeze it and drop it in.


  • Put a cube of sugar into the glass.
    1 cube of sugar
  • Add 3 dashes of bitters.
    3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Muddle the sugar and the bitters.
  • Add whiskey and ice to the glass.
    2 oz Rye Whiskey/Bourbon
  • Stir for about 10 seconds.
  • Add garnish.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.1mg


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