Old Fashioned

  • 2 tsp simple syrup
  • 2 to 3 dashes bitters
  • 2 ounces (60ml) rye whiskey
  1. Combine ingredients in a glass.
  2. Douse with a few drops of water.
  3. Add several large ice cubes and stir rapidly with a bar spoon to chill.
  4. Garnish, if you like, with a slice of orange and/or a cherry.

The Old Fashioned is a cocktail made by muddling sugar with bitters, then adding alcohol, originally whiskey but now sometimes brandy, and finally a twist of citrus rind. It is traditionally served in a short, round, tumbler-like glass, which is called an Old Fashioned glass, named after the drink.

The Old Fashioned, developed during the 19th century and given its name in the 1880s, is an IBA Official Cocktail. It is also one of six basic drinks listed in David A. Embury's The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks.

Serve in
Old Fashioned Glass
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