Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail

This Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail recipe is anything but old fashioned!  It may have been around for a long time, but, boy oh boy, is it good.

Bourbon, bitters, with a little sweetness and a hint of orange.   Now that’s a good ole classic cocktail.

Classic Old Fashion Cocktail recipe

Watch, laugh and see Wesley whip up this iconic drink…and then whip one up for yourself…you’ve earned it!

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Make one of these and pretend your hobnobbing with the upper crust at the Waldorf Astoria back in the roaring 20s! Or, just enjoy sipping a delicious bourbon drink!

Now, go ahead and make this awesome Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail!

Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail

This Classic Old Fashioned Cocktail recipe is perfect for sipping and relaxing with good friends. Go with a quality bourbon, and you'll be set.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Cocktail
Keyword Bourbon
Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 1 person
Calories 162 kcal
Author Wesley Loon, adapted from the classic recipe


  • 1 sugar cube
  • 3 oz. bourbon
  • Several dashes of Angostura bitters
  • Splash of water
  • 1 large ice cube or several small cubes
  • Strip of orange peel for garnish


  1. Place the sugar cube in the bottom of a rocks glass (or old fashion glass)
  2. Douse the sugar with the bitters.
  3. Add the splash of water.
  4. Gently muddle the sugar cube until mostly dissolved.
  5. Add the bourbon and stir.
  6. Add ice and orange peel.
  7. Give one last stir and serve at once!




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