Old Fashioned
Old Fashioned

The old fashioned will always be the first on the list of whisky drinks for being a classic whisky cocktail. Originated sometime in the 1800s, it’s a solid example of a true cocktail and a drink you should know both how to make and order.


  • 2 oz. whisky
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 inch of orange peel, no white pith
  • 1 candied cherry (optional)
  • Ice for mixing and serving
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The Process

Chill a cocktail glass. Fill a mixing glass to the top with ice. Measure out the alcohol and sugar, and dash in the bitters. Stir. If a drink is all alcohol and no juice, it’s stirred and not shaken. If there’s juice, go ahead and shake it. Strain it into the chilled cocktail glass over fresh ice. Squeeze the orange peel over the glass and drop the peel into the glass. Add a cherry if you like.

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