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Old Fashioned Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 drink
Category Cocktails / Drinks
Cuisine Amercican


The perfect Old Fashioned Cocktail recipe! It's simple, not too sweet, and perfectly balanced with bitters.


  • 2 ounces bourbon and/or rye whiskey
  • ounce rich simple syrup
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • orange peel, for garnish, optional
  • maraschino cherry, for garnish, optional


  • Add whiskey, simple syrup, and bitters to a mixing glass. Add 4 ice cubes and stir until chilled, about 15 seconds.
  • Strain cocktail into a rocks glass with one large ice cube set in it.
  • Express oils of orange peel over top. Add cherry, if using. Serve immediately.



A rich simple syrup is made with 2:1 ratio of sugar to water. Combine in a saucepan and cook over medium heat just until the sugar is dissolved. 


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