The Old Fashioned Drink recipe is effortless yet stately, with a simple mix of sugar, bitters and water to balance the best whiskey cocktail.
Old Fashioned Drink Recipe
Today, we’re learning how to make the old fashioned drink recipe! If you’re a lover of whiskey cocktails, this drink is right up your alley.
If you aren’t, you might just be persuaded with this simple and balanced cocktail.
What is an Old Fashioned Drink?
An Old Fashioned Drink is a whiskey cocktail made with whiskey, sugar, water, and Angostura bitters.
The Old Fashioned cocktail is made by stirring together bitters, sugar and water in an old fashioned glass, then topping with whiskey and ice and served with an orange slice and/or maraschino cherry garnish.
What is in an Old Fashioned Drink?
The Old Fashioned drink recipe is made with 4 simple ingredients and a garnish or two. Check out the simple, yet sophisticated ingredients list:
- Angostura bitters
- Whiskey – bourbon or rye
- Orange slice or maraschino cherry
- Or, an orange twist
How to Make an Old Fashioned Drink
First, add sugar and Angostura bitters to an old fashioned glass.
Next, top with water—this will help to dissolve the sugar.
Stir until the sugar is mostly dissolved, then add in a large ice cube.
Pour the whiskey over the ice and stir with a stirring spoon until the whiskey is chilled.
Finally, for the garnish you can:
- Garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry
- Or, squeeze an orange twist over the Old Fashioned to express the oils over the drink.
Sip and enjoy the Old Fashioned drink!
Is an Old Fashioned a Well Drink?
While not typically considered a well drink, an old fashioned could be considered a well drink if made with low cost, low-shelf whiskey.
How Many Calories in an Old Fashioned Drink?
For one serving, the old fashioned drink is approximately 158 calories.
Who Drinks an Old Fashioned?
Back in the 1800s, the Old Fashioned drink was served in Gentleman’s Clubs, so it was consumed by men with enough wealth and access to belong to one. Nowadays, it is said that those who enjoy and Old Fashioned are those with refined, polished tastes with an air of risk. 
How to Drink a Smoked Old Fashioned
A Smoked Old Fashioned is made by infusing smoke using either a smoking gun or smoked wood chips into the bourbon. To enjoy, infuse your Old Fashioned with smoke using either of the aforementioned methods, then garnish with an orange peel and enjoy. 
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