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old fashioned cocktail

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

This classic Old Fashioned Cocktail is sure to please even the most discriminating palate without breaking the bank. This cocktail combines good sipping whiskey, a little bit of simple syrup, orange bitters, a spritz of orange oil or a splash of orange juice (depending on your taste), an orange twist and cocktail cherry all stirred over ice. It is truly a bourbon whiskey lover’s treat. Hubby and I love to entertain family and friends here at the humble bungalow. So we always have the ingredients for a few adult beverages that we can prepare on a moments notice.

yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For old fashioned cocktail

  • 1/2 oz
    simple syrup
  • 3 dash
    orange bitters
  • 2 oz
  • ice
  • orange peel
  • maraschino or cocktail cherry

How To Make old fashioned cocktail

  • 1
    Add the simple syrup and bitters to an old fashioned glass (also known as a rocks glass or a lowball) and give it a little stir. Add the bourbon and stir for just a moment.
  • 2
    Add a few ice cubes. Spritz with an orange peel or squeeze just a little bit of orange juice into the glass and add a cherry.