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Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned Cocktail


  • 2 oz Rye (or Bourbon)
  • 1 Sugar Cube
  • 2 Cocktail Cherries
  • 1 Orange Slice
  • 1 Lemon Twist
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 splash Soda or Seltzer


  • Soak sugar cube with bitters, muddle with 1 cherry and orange slice
  • Add ice cube and Whiskey, stir
  • Top with a splash of seltzer
  • Garnish with cherry and lemon twist


The Old-Fashioned is a very personal drink. Rye or Bourbon. The degree of fruit added varies widely. You can build it in the glass (as above) or in a mixing glass and strain into the glass. Garnish with orange or lemon, slice or peel. Add seltzer or not as you prefer.  I like it this way, but play with this formula to figure out how you like it.
I do recommend a large ice cube, ideally a clear one. I show you how to do this here.
Keyword cocktail, old-fashioned, rye