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Old Fashioned Recipe

  • Author: Thirsty Bartenders
  • Total Time: 3
  • Yield: 1


An Old Fashioned is smooth, rich, bold, and aromatic, with a warm, spicy sweetness.


  • 2 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Orange peel


  1. Add a large ice cube to a rocks or Old Fashioned glass
  2. Pour 2 oz Bourbon or rye whiskey
  3. Pour 1 oz Simple syrup
  4. Add 3 dashes of aromatic bitters
  5. Stir gently—enough to mix and chill the ingredients without overly diluting the cocktail
  6. Express an orange peel over the glass and rub the oil around the rim. Note: “Express” is a fancy way of saying “squeeze.”
  7. Garnish with the orange peel.