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Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

  • Author: Shawn WIlliams
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: American

Description

How to make the classic old fashioned drink the right way. Bourbon, bitters, simple syrup (sugar cube), and an orange peel.


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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon or rye
  • 1/4 ounce (1 teaspoon) simple syrup or 1 sugar cube with a splash of water (muddled)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 orange peel (or lemon)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing glass or Boston shaker, combine simple syrup, bitters, and bourbon. Fill mixing glass halfway with ice, then stir vigorously about a dozen times.
  2. Strain into an old-fashioned glass over a giant ice cube.
  3. Squeeze orange peel over glass to extract oils, wipe the rim of the glass with the peel and add to the glass.

Notes

You can use 1/2 a teaspoon of sugar if you don’t have simple syrup.

Keywords: old fashioned cocktail, how to make an old fashioned, best bourbon for old fashioned

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