Classic Old Fashioned

Classic Old Fashioned

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"One of the great classic bourbon cocktails, the Old Fashioned was invented in Louisville, KY. Try bourbon, rye, or a blended whiskey in this cocktail. You can also sub one sugar cube for the simple syrup."


10 m servings
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  1. Pour the simple syrup, water, and bitters into a whiskey glass. Stir to combine, then place the ice cubes in the glass. Pour bourbon over the ice and garnish with the orange slice and maraschino cherry.
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this is the classic recipe. It is missing something though. You will need 2 orange slices & 2 cherries. When you put the sugar cube/simple syrup & bitters in the glass, also add one orange sl...

This was my late father-in-law's drink of choice. Definitely use "the good stuff" when making these and while you don't always need the orange slice just like the Manhattan the cherry is always...

To make it more palatable (for those who don't like straight booze) a splash of club soda or 7 up is great!

This is my favorite drink in the winter except I substitute marachino cherry juice for the simple syrup and brandy for the whiskey. I also squeeze an orange wedge and add sour such as 50/50 or ...

Excellent and classic! It really makes so much difference when it's made from scratch. My only substitution: I used rye whiskey instead of bourbon. I've always preferred my Old Fashioned with...

I'm a native Louisvillian and using any thing but Ky. bourbon is a travesty! Makers Mark is my choice. I like bitters and use about 6 good shakes. To sweeten it up use a small squirt of agave sy...

delish! i used club soda instead of water, instead for a little bit of fizz and doubled up on the orange slices.

Delcious! Recommend Red Stag by Jim Beam. It is infused with Cherry already.

A classic cocktail. Good with any of the above mentioned spirits but also enjoyed with brandy as a twist. I prefer the rye old-fashioned.