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Old Fashioned: Four Ways

Everyone has their own ideal version of an old fashioned. Check out these four different old fashioned recipes to see which one is your new favorite!

Classic Pre-Prohibition Style Old Fashioned

2 oz bourbon or rye

¾ oz simple syrup (or 2 sugar cubes)

7 dash Angostura

5 dash Orange Bitters

Orange Peel

  1. Combine your simple syrup (or sugar) with bitters in mixing glass. If you are using raw sugar, muddle with bitters until the grains of sugar have combined with bitters into smooth liquid.
  2. Add whiskey and ice. If using raw sugar that has been muddled, allow to sit for 1 minute so ice will melt slightly and help your bitter/sugar mixture combine further.
  3. Stir well for about 10 seconds. Strain over ice into new glass.
  4. Peel orange. Hold peel 2-6 inches above cocktail, gently gripping the peel on either side with pointer finger and thumb. Pinch, skin-side down, to express citrus oil over the top of the cocktail and gently rub skin-side of the peel over the lip of glass. Drop peel in drink and enjoy!

Muddled Old Fashioned

2 orange slices

1 brandied/sour cherry

1 tbsp granulated sugar

3 dash angostura

2 oz bourbon or rye

Soda Water

1. Add orange, cherry, sugar and angostura to a thick-bottomed glass. Muddle well

2. Pack the glass with ice. Pour 2 oz of bourbon or rye over ice and fruit. Stir the brandy and muddled mixture together until well combined. 

3. Top with soda water, and enjoy!

Cuban Old Fashioned

2 oz rye whiskey

½ oz dry curuçao

1 tsp sugar

3 dash of angostura

1 lime peel

1 mint sprig (optional)

-Peel lime and drop into cocktail shaker with sugar. Gently muddle to extract lime oil from peel into the sugar.

-Add whiskey, curuçao, angostura, and mint sprig to shaker with ice.

-Shake well, about 45 seconds. 

-Double strain into rocks glass. Garnish with lime peel and mint sprig.

Wisconsin Old Fashioned

1 orange slice

1 brandied/sour cherry

1 sugar cube

3-4 dash angostura

2 oz Brandy

Your Choice: Seltzer, Citrus Soda, or Grapefruit Soda

1. Add orange, cherry, sugar and angostura to a thick-bottomed glass. Muddle well, careful to avoid crushing the rind of the orange. 

2. Add a bar spoon of whatever seltzer you’ve chosen to use to the fruit mixer. Continue to muddle bitter, sugar, and fruit into the carbonated water. 

3. Pack the glass with ice. Pour 2 oz of brandy over ice and fruit. Stir the brandy and muddled mixture together until well combined. 

4. Top with soda of choice, and enjoy!

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