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An Old Fashioned Drink recipe served in a glass with a cherry and orange slice garnish

Old Fashioned Drink Recipe

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The Old Fashioned Drink is simple, yet stately with a simple mix of sugar, bitters and water to balance the best whiskey cocktail.



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Old Fashioned Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 23 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 oz whiskey (bourbon or rye)


  • Orange slice and maraschino cherry
  • Or orange twist


  1. Add sugar and angostura bitters to an old fashioned glass. Then, top with water. Stir until the sugar is mostly dissolved.
  2. Add a large ice cube, then pour the whiskey over the ice.
  3. Using a stirring spoon, stir until well mixed and the whiskey is cold.
  4. Serve with an orange slice and maraschino cherry, or squeeze an orange twist between your thumb and index finger over the Old Fashioned, then use as garnish. Sip and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Cocktails, Drinks
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American