Old Fashioned Cocktail

The Old Fashioned gets its name from the origin of cocktails, when spirits were so potent and dangerous that sophisticated booze hounds started mellowing them out with sugar and water.

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In the early-1800s the word “cocktail” was used to describe the adding of mellowing agents like sugar or water to harsh spirits like rye, gin, or bourbon – most of which were homemade concoctions that had the knack of making people go blind or drop dead from alcohol poisoning. 

Our Old Fashioned is a result of those days, but with a much lower risk of blindness.



2 oz bourbon

1 cube of raw sugar

Angostura bitters

1 orange peel

1 bourbon cherry 

Big cube of ice


Place the sugar cube into the tumbler and add 6 to 8 dashes of Angostura bitters to it; let soak for a moment 

Add a dash of bourbon then muddle sugar and bitters until they’re dissolved

Add ice, then pour the bourbon over top

Using a spoon, stir the cocktail until the sugar is well mixed (couple minutes if you’ve got the time)

Flame an orange into the drink

Garnish with bourbon cherry and serve

Ice BallerUp your ice game with bigger balls. These handy ice ballers help turn what could be a very good drink into something exceptional. Click on the photo to get some of your own.


  • Roy says:

    Great drink. Second only to the Negroni

    • Adrien says:

      Thanks, Roy. Real men know that the old fashioned trumps the negroni every time. That said, we’ll put one on here for you next week…

  • cb says:

    What does Flame an orange into the drink mean?

    • Adrien says:

      That’s a good question, CB. It’s a trick where you hold a flame against the outside piece of an orange peel to get the oils out, then squeeze it into the flame to create a mini explosion! It flavours the drink well. I’ll be putting up a post about how to do it soon. Thanks.

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