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Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

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Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

An old-fashioned is one of the oldest cocktails, and some believe one of the first cocktails ever made. With its roots dating back to the 1800’s, legend has it that it originated at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Ky; however, some may argue that its roots date even earlier in the 19th century through letters and articles describing cocktails with similar recipes.

Classic Old Fashioned

Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail


  • 1.5 Ounce Bourbon Whiskey
  • 2 Dashes Bitters
  • 1 large Ice Cube or Ball
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup


  • Add simple syrup and whiskey to a rocks glass filled with ice
  • Add bitters
  • Stir to combine
  • Strain into another rock glass over a large ice cube/ball
  • Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry


Note:  While the recipe calls for bourbon, the spirit can easily be replaced with a Rye, Blended Whiskey, or any other spirit of your choice to put a twist on this classic drink.



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